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Renowned South African piano duo plays at Dalton Center

by Tonya Durlach

Sept. 1, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of TwoPianists: Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhaes.
TwoPianists: Nina Schumann and Luís Magalhães
KALAMAZOO--The internationally recognized piano duo TwoPianists, featuring Nina Schumann and Luís Magalhães, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University. Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music, will lead a pre-concert discussion beginning at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and $5 for WMU students. They are available at the door and through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.


Based at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, TwoPianists has achieved international recognition with performances across the United States, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Schumann and Magalhães have been praised for their display of synchronic and technical prowess, expressive feeling and insight. Their recordings have received rave reviews from such publications as American Record Guide, International Record Review and Learn more about the piano duo at

The Sept. 14 performance is the opening concert in a new series, Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive, presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Concerts will be held on Wednesdays and will showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student groups. Each event begins with a pre-concert talk.

For more information, visit or contact Matt Jensen in the WMU School of Music at or (269) 387-4678.