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02/09/2015

Extend Your Valentine's Day Celebration With Special Piano Recital

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 The recital is at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in Barnes Recital Hall. It is free.

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Matthew Manwarren
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University Professor of Piano Matthew Manwarren will present a piano recital entitled “Impromptus and Fantasies: A Valentine’s Retrospective” on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Manwarren recently completed a CD recording in New York entitled “Youthful Passion and Fantasy,” which will be released on the Americus Label in March. One of the works on the recording includes Schumann’s monumental Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, which will be featured on this Feb. 15 program.

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Manwarren received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Texas Tech University. He also earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano and organ from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Currently, he serves as professor of piano at Winthrop, a position he has held since 2006. Previous faculty appointments include Erskine College, where he served as Harriet Pressly Smith Caldwell Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Music, as well as Belmont University, where he held the position of professor of piano.

Manwarren is in great demand as a performer, teacher, master class presenter, lecturer and adjudicator. Since 1998, he has taught during the summers at the Adamant Music School in Vermont, where he coaches gifted pianists from all over the world. In 2006, Manwarren was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Grant through the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, serving as artist-in-residence at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Manwarren is a past president of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association.

For more information on Manwarren’s recital, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.

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