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Hungarian flutist to perform in Dalton

March 3, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Award-winning flutist Dora Seres continues the Irving S. Gimore Foundation's Young Concert Artists Series with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

General admission seating is $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

During her visit to WMU, Seres also will perform at the Convocation series at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, and will conduct a master class March 12 at 3 p.m. Both will take place in the Dalton Center Recital Hall and are open to the public free of charge.

Dora Seres has received numerous awards, including the Summis Auspiciis Prize, the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize, the Orchestra New England Soloist Prize, the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts Prize, and the Usedom (Germany) Music Festival Prize. Seres placed first in the 2003 Budapest International Flute Competition, the 2001 Hungarian National Flute Competition, and the woodwind competition of the 1999 Prague-Vienna-Budapest International Summer Academy. She also placed in the 2002 International Flute Competition in Markneukirchen, Germany and the 2001 International Flute Competition in Kobe, Japan.

A native of Szombathely, Hungary, Seres attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She then studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich for two years, before returning to Franz Liszt for her postgraduate studies. She has worked with celebrated American flutist Paula Robison and has participated in master classes by Emmanuel Pahud, Aurele Nicolet and William Bennett. Seres collaborated with pianist Emese Mali for her first recording, "Flautissimo," which was released by Hungaroton Records in 2004.

Young Concert Artists is a professional organization founded in 1961 to discover and launch the careers of brilliant young musicians from around the world. The Young Concert Artists Series is a project of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, presented by the WMU School of Music and the Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute. For two decades, the series has been bringing standouts of the Young Concert Artists' international programs to Kalamazoo, making this community one of the first to be introduced to classical musicians on their way to the top.

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

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