Vail Visiting Piano and Violin Artists Perform 'Music by Women' at Denison
Date of Event: October 30, 2005
Posted: October 24, 2005
Violinist Laura Kobayashi and pianist Susan Keith Gray are known for their beautifully expressive musicianship and collaborative abilities. They come to Denison as Vail Visiting Artists to perform selections from their recent album "Boldly Expressive!--Music By Women" at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 30) in Burke Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
As a duo, the two won the United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador auditions and received second prize in the Contemporary Record Society's National Competition for the Performing Arts in 1995. They tour frequently through the United States performing songs from Boldly Expressive!--(Albany Records).
Kobayashi performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States. A former member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, she has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The University of Georgia, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Brevard Music Center.
She currently teaches at West Virginia University and performs with the West Virginia Piano Quartet. She has earned degrees from the Julliard School and Yale University and her doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Gray is known as an exceptional collaborative pianist. She has served on the instrumental accompanying faculty of the Music Academy of the West three times and has provided accompaniment for numerous national competitions.
As a member of the University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio, Gray has recorded American Piano Trios (Albany Records), and has twice performed the complete cycle of Beethoven piano trios. Gray has earned degrees from Converse College and the University of Illinois, and her doctorate from the University of Michigan.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Vail Visiting Artists program presents the Kabayashi/Gray Duo, performing "Boldly Expressive!--Music By Women" at 3 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 30), Burke Recital Hall (240 W. Broadway). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6220 to confirm information
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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