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Pianist Korevaar performs in free recital at Dalton Center

March 3, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Pianist David Korevaar returns to Kalamazoo for a guest artist recital in Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University Monday, March 17, beginning at 8:15 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

A member of the piano faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Korevaar has appeared in Kalamazoo on a number of occasions as a Young Concert Artists Series collaborative artist. His March 17 performance features works by Bach and Beethoven, the Ballades of Chopin, and works by Lowell Liebermann. Korevaar, who has recorded the complete Bach Preludes and Fugues, recently completed recording the complete works of Liebermann.

Korevaar has presented recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Kosciuszko Foundation. He has performed across the United States, from Yale and Harvard, the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress and the Phillips Collection, to Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, and San Diego. International performances have included appearances in Australia, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

Korevaar began his piano studies at age 6 in San Diego with Sherman Storr, and at age 13 he became a student of the great American virtuoso Earl Wild. By age 20, he had earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School, where he continued his studies with Earl Wild and studied composition with David Diamond. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School studying under Abbey Simon.

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

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