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Acclaimed Pianist Gilles Vonsattel to Perform February 11 Concert

February 3, 2003

February 3, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Gilles Vonsattel, the winner of the 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition, will perform at DePauw University Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Thompson Recital Hall. A prestigious international music competition, the Naumburg has consistently identified some of the world's most talented young musicians. Among those previously honored are extraordinary artists including William Kapell, Joseph Silverstein and Dawn Upshaw, the Emerson Quartet, the Aulos Ensemble and the Ying Quartet.

Born in Switzerland in 1981, Gilles Vonsattel began playing piano at the age of four. He studied with pianists Eda Mazo-Shlyam and David Deveau in Boston and his current teacher is Jerome Lowenthal of the Juilliard School. In February 1999, Vonsattel performed with Yo-Yo Ma in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He has participated in numerous summer festivals, including the TCU/Cliburn Institute in Fort Worth, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and the Aspen Music Festival. He has also performed with the Boston Pops, the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.

In a recital demanding breadth and virtuosity, Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsattel will perform compositions by Bach, Liszt, Prokofiev, Schumann and Ravel. While only 22, Vonsattel possesses an extraordinary talent and is not to be missed.

Tickets are free for DePauw students with identification. Admission for University employees, senior citizens and non-DePauw students is $5; tickets for all others are $8. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (765) 658-4827 or send an e-mail by clicking here.

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