Public Invited to Piano Concert-Competition

Forty pre-collegiate piano players will perform at the 22nd Annual Piano Festival Feb. 18-19. The pianists will be auditioning for cash prizes and scholarships including the full-ride Truman Piano Fellowship Award. They have been invited to the final round of competition by piano faculty.

Sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts, their performances are open to the public free of charge. The concerts begin at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 19, in the Baldwin Auditorium and in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Guest Artist Tatiana Ioudenitch from Park University (Parkville, Mo.) will also perform at the festival. Ioudenitch is a graduate of the Uspensky School of Music in Uzbekistan and the Saratov State Conservatory in Russia. She will present a solo recital at 8 p.m., Feb. 18, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, that features the Shostakovich Op. 34 Preludes, Mozart Sonata K. 311 and the Bach-Busoni Chaconne.

Additionally, Ioudenitch will conduct a master class with Truman piano majors Ryan Huber and Matt Safley at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 19, in the same location. All are welcome to attend her recital and workshop.

For more information about the piano festival, contact David McKamie at 785.4405 or e-mail

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