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06/08/2009

Renowned Pianist to Offer Master Class June 28-July 3

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 Pianist Walter Hautzig will teach his 20th summer Master Piano Class at Winthrop from Sunday, June 28, to Friday, July 3.
 The Vienna-born musician will perform a concert June 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Recital Hall.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Acclaimed pianist Walter Hautzig will return to Winthrop University for his 20th summer Master Piano Class from Sunday, June 28, through Friday, July 3. The lineup of events will include a June 28 concert by Hautzig and a June 29 concert by Winthrop music faculty.

Hautzig's renowned piano class is open to students in grades seven through 12, college students and teachers and performers. As part of the class, the musician will present a concert Sunday, June 28. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Hautzig, a native of Vienna, Austria, has played concerts in more than 50 countries worldwide and has recorded extensively in Japan. In addition, he served as a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Hautzig’s recordings with Americus, Connoisseur Society, RCA and Vox Records are national bestsellers in classical piano music.

On Monday, June 29, the Department of Music will present a program with Winthrop faculty members Matthew Manwarren, associate professor of music, and Janice Bradner, instructor of music, both pianists; Professor of Music Phil Thompson, woodwinds; and Assistant Professor of Music Kristen Wunderlich, soprano. The concert will feature works of Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert and Winthrop composer Mark Lewis, assistant professor of theory and composition. The concert is open to the public.

The concerts, both cultural events, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Recital Hall.

To register for the master class or to get more information about these events, contact Eugene Barban, retired Winthrop professor of music and director of the master class, at 803/548-0750 or the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.


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