WMU News

Acclaimed pianist performs Rachmaninoff

Feb. 6, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Acclaimed pianist Arthur Greene will present a guest artist recital at WMU on Monday, Feb. 11. The free recital, sponsored by the School of Music, begins at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Greene will perform the works of prominent pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. The program will open with an arrangement of "O Cease Thy Singing" and will continue with "Sonata No. 1 in D Minor." The second half of the program will feature "Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor."

Greene's dynamic and personal performances have won him acclaim in concert halls and competitions throughout the world. Among Greene's numerous awards are Gold Medals in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions. He was a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He also won First Prizes in the New York Young Artists Competition and at the Helen Hart International Piano Competition.

Mr. Greene received degrees from Yale University and from the Juilliard School, and studied with Martin Canin. He is chair of the piano department at the University of Michigan.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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