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Pianist Ray Kilburn to Teach and Perform at DePauw November 7

November 2, 2006

Ray Kilburn.jpgNovember 2, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - One of Canada’s most gifted artists, pianist Ray Kilburn will be in residence at the DePauw University School of Music on Tuesday, November 7. He will present a master class for piano students and interested observers from Noon until 2 p.m. followed by an evening performance of music from the Romantic era at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in Thompson Recital Hall and are free to the public.

Kilburn has been heard frequently on Radio Canada in live concert broadcasts, as well as on WCPE and the ETV networks in the United States, and the NHK television network in Japan. His two solo compact discs have received rave reviews, along with a third recording in collaboration with his father, cellist Michael Kilburn. In one critic’s words, “if Kilburn is not the reincarnation of the great romantic pianists, he comes close”. A new CD of solo piano literature on the Beneficience label is due out later this year.

Ray Kilburn's other recent professional activities include concertpiano tours of Costa Rica and China, in addition to a visiting professorship at the Xinghai Conservatory in Guangzhou, China. After several years as tenured faculty at Peace College in North Carolina, Kilburn now holds an artist faculty position at Ball State University. He is much sought after as a performer, master teacher, adjudicator, and clinician. John Lambert of Spectator magazine describes Kilburn as “a powerhouse player infused with musicianship and taste.”

Visit the DePauw University School of Music online by clicking here.  You'll find Ray Kilburn's Web site here.

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