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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Global pianist to perform at Pitt State

Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrico Elisi will present a program featuring the works of Mozart, Clementi, Berg, and Schubert in a concert on Feb. 19 at Pittsburg State University.

The concert, part of the 2007-2008 PSU Solo & Chamber Music Series, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Hall. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for those over 65 and under 18. Full-time PSU students are free. Tickets are available at the PSU Ticket Office or at the door.

Elisi, a teacher of master classes who has presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe, is currently on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds a guest professorship at the China Academy of Arts, in Hangzhou, China, where he is also an artistic adviser. He has premiered works at debut recitals in France, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and at the 4th International Festival of Contemporary Music in Lima, Peru.

In 2005, he directed the Piano Institute of the Las Vegas Music Festival. He later co-founded the Green Valley Chamber Music Festival of which he is artistic director. In addition, he is active as an adjudicator of piano competitions such as the Tremplin International, the Concour de Musique du Canada, and the Iowa Piano Competition. Mr. Elisi received his graduate degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. He also holds two Italian degrees from the Conservatory of Florence and the International Piano Academy of Imola, where he studied with Lazar Berman, Alexander Lonquich, and Boris Petruchansky.

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