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Pianist Stephanie Gurga '06 Performs Sunday Afternoon

January 16, 2010

Stephanie Gurga 2010a.jpgJanuary 16, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Pianist Stephanie Gurga, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will perform tomorrow as part of the Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival's  "Midwinter Warmup" series.  The program, which is presented free of charge, begins at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

In a program of music by Rachmaninov, "Gurga will perform seven preludes and the Etude-Tableaux in D Major, Op. 39 for solo piano," reports today's Banner-Graphic. She'll also be joined by Eric Edberg, professor in the DePauw University School of Music, for the Sonata for Cello and Piano, which will be performed in honor of Edberg's father, who died last week.

"Gurga performs frequently across Europe and the United States, specializing in historical keyboard performance and the translation of historical musical works onto modern instruments," notes the newspaper.steinway d piano 2.jpg "An artist on piano, harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano, she appears in concert as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, as well as choral conductor, covering a diverse repertoire from the early baroque through extremely contemporary composition. In recent seasons she has performed in the Ritratti Festival (Monopoli, Italy), the Académie Internationale de Musique (Flaine, France), and the Duo Violin/Piano Academy of Lausanne (Switzerland), where her performance of the Poulenc Violin Sonata was recorded and is broadcast by the National Swiss Radio."

A student of Professor Claude Cymerman at DePauw, Gurga won second prize at the 2004 International Music Competition of Flaine, France.

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

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