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Lori Sims performs in free Dalton Center recital

Sept. 12, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Pianist and Western Michigan University music faculty member Lori Sims presents a solo recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Sims will play Chopin's "Sonata in B Minor" and short works by Robert and Clara Schumann, among others. All repertoire will be drawn from Sims' two solo CDs, which will be available for purchase at the concert.

Internationally known pianist Sims received the Gold Medal at the 1998 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, where she also won the prize for the best performance of a work by Brahms. Her other awards include first prize co-winner of the 1994 Felix Bartholdy-Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, winner of the 1993 American Pianists' Association Competition with outstanding distinction from the jury, and the silver medal winner in the 1987 Kosciuszcko Foundation Chopin Competition.

Sims was recently named the John T. Bernhard Professor of Music at Western Michigan University. Visit www.lorisims.com for additional information about Sims.

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

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