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Pianist Edward Auer to Present Two Recitals at DePauw

March 9, 2000

March 9, 2000, Greencastle, Ind. - As part of the Performing Arts Series, renowned pianist Edward Auer will present recitals dedicated to the works of Johannes Brahms on Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17. The recitals are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. both evenings in the Performing Arts Center in Thompson Recital Hall. They are free and open to the public.

Auer was the first American to win a prize in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. He has performed with the NHK, Yomiui and Osaka symphonies in Japan; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Atlanta, Baltimore and Detroit symphonies; and the Orchestre National in Paris. He has recorded works of Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninoff on the RCA Japan, Toshiba/EMI and TownHall labels. The first of a series of Auer’s Chopin recordings was released by Camerata, and a recording of Shubert with violinist Arturo Delmoni and cellist Nathaniel Rosen was released in 1994 on the Clarity label.

Born in New York of Hungarian descent, Auer was a pupil of Aube Tzerko and Rosina Lhevinne at The Juilliard School and spent two years in Paris on a Fulbright Study Grant. While in Europe, he was a prize winner in the Musical notesBeethoven, Chopin, Queen Elizabeth and Tchaikovsky competitions. He is a professor of piano at the Indiana University School of Music.

Auer will be joined by pianist Patricia Collins Jones, dean of the DePauw School of Music, for a performance of the Brahms Waltzes, op. 39 in the March 17 concert. Both Auer and Jones studied with Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard School in New York City.

For up-to-date information about music events in the Performing Arts Center, visit the School of Music calendar or call (765) 658-4379.

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