Public Invited to Piano Concert-Competition

Thirty-eight pre-collegiate piano players will perform at the 23rd Annual Piano Festival Feb. 17-18.

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 after submitting a recorded performance of their repertoire.

Sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts, their performances are open to the public free of charge. The final round of this competition will begin at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 18, in the Baldwin Auditorium and at 9:30 a.m., in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Registration will be located in the Ophelia Parrish lobby area.

Guest artist Alan Huckleberry from the University of Iowa will also perform at the festival. Huckleberry is a graduate of the conservatories in Karlsruhe and Cologne, Germany and holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.

He will present a solo recital at 8 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, that features piano music written during the past 100 years. Additionally, Huckleberry will conduct a master class with two Truman piano majors at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 18, in the same location. All are welcome to attend his recital and workshop.

For more information about the Piano Festival, contact David McKamie at 785.4405 or e-mail
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