Pianist Roberta Rust to Visit Winthrop for Performance, Master Class

January 26, 2017

Quick Facts

bullet point Internationally renowned pianist Roberta Rust will give a special solo recital on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in Barnes.
bullet point Admission is $10.
bullet point She will offer a master class to piano students on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m., also in Barnes.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Internationally renowned pianist Roberta Rust will bring her time and talents to Winthrop University for a special performance and master class beginning this Sunday, Jan. 29.

Rust's solo piano recital begins at 4 p.m. in Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. It is an approved cultural event. Tickets are $10.

Rust will also present a public master class for Winthrop piano students on Jan. 30 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., also in Barnes Recital Hall.

Rust has earned critical acclaim around the globe since her debut as soloist with the Houston Symphony at age 16 and as recitalist at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The New York Times hailed her as "a powerhouse of a pianist - one who combines an almost frightening fervor and intensity with impeccable technique and Spartan control."

Rust has played with the Lark, Ying and Amernet String Quartets. Her festival appearances include the Mainly Mozart Festival in Miami, OPUSFEST in the Philippines, the Beethoven Festival in Oyster Bay and La Gesse in France. In addition, she's performed with numerous orchestras including the New Philharmonic, Philippine Philharmonic and the New World Symphony.

Rust serves as artist faculty-piano/professor and head of the piano department at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida.

Her accolades include serving as artistic ambassador for the United States; winning the National Endowment for the Arts Grant; and receiving various recognition from the Organization of American States, National Society of Arts & Letters, and International Concours de Fortepiano (Paris).

For more information, contact Matthew Manwarren, professor of music, at 803/323-4639 or manwarrenm@winthrop.edu.

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