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01/18/2011

Pianist Walter Hautzig's Concert Set for Jan. 21

Quick Facts

 Hautzig will give a concert on Jan. 21 and teach Master Classes on campus Jan. 22-24.
 Call the Department of Music at 803/323-2255 for tickets and information.

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Walter Hautzig (photo courtesy of Hautzig)

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Austrian concert pianist Walter Hautzig, who has directed 23 summer piano workshops at Winthrop, will perform a concert of classical compositions on Jan. 21.

Hautzig will perform a recital of pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Recital Hall. The concert, presented by Winthrop’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Music, is part of the Friends of the Conservatory 2010-2011 Concert Series. In addition to the concert, Hautzig will offer Master Classes Jan. 22-24 on campus.

Hautzig studied at public and high school in Vienna, Austria, and at the Vienna Academy of Music. After the Nazis rose to power, he left Austria for Jerusalem, where he studied at the conservatory there. Hautzig came to the U.S. in 1939, continuing his musical education at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. graduating with honors. In his extensive career as a concert pianist, Hautzig has given recitals and orchestral appearances in more than 50 countries.

He has earned particular acclaim in Japan, where he has recorded extensively, and played for BBC, Australian, New Zealand, Japanese, U.S. and Canadian Radio.

Tickets for the Jan. 21 concert are $15/adults; $10/Winthrop faculty/staff; and $5/student I.D. For more information about the concert, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.


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