Release Date: September 23, 2008
Renowned pianist holds master class and recital at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present international award-winning pianist and KSU Artist-in-Residence in Piano Robert Henry for a master class on Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. and a solo recital on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Both events will be held at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
Henry’s master class will feature four KSU School of Music students playing performance-level pieces. Henry will critique the performances, offering instruction and advice. “I hope to help them take their pieces to the next level,” said Henry. “If they are at 90 percent, we will go after the hardest part—that last 10 percent.”
Henry’s recital the next night will include pieces from Bach, Mozart, Faure, Vine, Ryuichi, Debussey and Liszt. “I wanted to play a little something for everyone,” he said. “The performance will definitely have some hair-raising moments.”
Robert Henry has performed throughout the world as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. With critically acclaimed solo debuts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Hall under his belt, Henry is also a competitor, having earned honors in nearly every major piano competition, including the Seiler International Piano Competition in Germany and the Leeds International Piano Competition in the United Kingdom. Further, he received the Distinguished Service Award by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans after coordinating and performing in the 2006 “Pianists for New Orleans” United States tour. Henry is a Kennesaw State University alumnus who went on to earn a doctorate degree in musical arts from the University of Maryland.
Admission to both events is free. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.