ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Friends of the Conservatory at Winthrop University will present world-renowned pianist Walter Hautzig in a recital of music by Frédéric Chopin in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 pm.
For 20 years, Hautzig, formerly of the Peabody Conservatory, has given master classes at Winthrop, which have drawn numerous students from all over the United States and overseas. Known worldwide for his outstanding and individualistic interpretations of piano music from the 19th century, Hautzig has performed in more than 50 countries. In 1979, under President Jimmy Carter, he was selected by U.S. State Department to represent the United States in the first visit of an American pianist to the People's Republic of China since the Cultural Revolution. Hautzig, along with his two teachers Mieczyslaw Munz and Artur Schnabel, is hailed as one of the last pianists of those often associated with Golden Age of the piano.
Admission to the concert in Barnes Recital Hall is free for Friends of Conservatory. General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for faculty/staff and seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID.
For information, please contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.