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Guest pianist Ann Schein in concert March 29

The Furman University Department of Music will present a piano concert featuring Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music Ann Schein Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

The event is open to the public. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series performance are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

Schein will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin.

About Schein, The Washington Post writes:

Thank heaven for Ann Schein… what a relief it is to hear a pianist who, with no muss or fuss, simply reachesright into the heart of whatever she is playing – and creates music so powerful you cannot tear yourself away.

From her first recordings with Kapp Records, and her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall recital debut as an artist on the Sol Hurok roster, Schein’s career has earned her high praise in major American and European cities and in more than 50 countries.

She has performed with conductors including George Szell, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, James dePreist, David Zinman, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, and Sir Colin Davis, and with major orchestras, among them the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Washington National Symphony, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

From 1980-2001 she served on the faculty of Peabody Conservatory, and since 1984 she has been an Artist-Faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

During the 2008-09 she was a Visiting Faculty member at Indiana University. From 2007-2010, she was on the jury of the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Schein has received many honors for her Chopin performances, beginning with her recordings in 1958 for Kapp Records. She trained in her native United States, where she studied with both Mieczyslaw Munz and Arthur Rubinstein. Her early recordings “…established her as one of the premiere Chopin pianists of our time,” write Benko and Marston in A Century of Romantic Music.

Schein will also lead a master class on the Furman campus Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The master class is free and open to the public.

For more information about Ann Schein’s performances, recordings and master classes, visit her website, or contact the Furman Music Office at 864. 294.2086. Email the Department of Music at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

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