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Pianist Diane Walsh to perform at Musical Arts Series April 9

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
Pianist Diane Walsh will present
a recital featuring English Suite No. 6 in d minor, BWV 811 by J.S. Bach and
compositions of Johannes Brahms, Douglas Lilburn, John Psathas, and William
Bolcom on Tuesday, April 9, on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State
University.

The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts
Recital Hall.

        An esteemed artist of
distinction, the American pianist is regularly heard on disc and in recital,
chamber music and concerto performances throughout the world. In addition to
possessing a vast and varied repertoire, ranging from Bach to Bolcom, her
recent work on the theatre stage has brought wider recognition of her
superlative musical gifts.

She has been guest soloist with the American
Symphony Orchestra and the orchestras of Austin, Delaware, Indianapolis, San
Francisco, St. Louis and Syracuse, and toured with the Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Abroad, she appeared with the radio
symphony orchestras of Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart, as well as
orchestras in Brazil, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Russia.

            
Walsh is constantly in demand as a chamber musician, frequently performing at
the music festivals of Bard, Cape Cod, Chesapeake, Marlboro, Portland, Santa
Fe, Strings Music Festival and the International Musician’s Seminar in
Cornwall. Among her many honors and awards, Walsh includes the Concert Artists
Guild International Competition and the Young Concert Artists International
Auditions.

She was winner of top prizes in the Munich ARD and Salzburg
Mozart competitions, as well as Maryland’s William Kapell International
Competition and Italy’s Busoni International Competition. A prizewinner in the
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, she also won that competition’s
chamber music award.

Walsh was associate professor at New York City’s Mannes
College of Music for 32 years and, in the Fall of 2015, served as Visiting
Artist at Colby College in Maine.

This recital is part of the 45th season of the
Musical Arts Series sponsored by the Ruth Steger Piano Institute and the Clark
& Wanda Bass Foundation Lectureship. For more information about Musical
Arts Series events, contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood at jblackwood@se.edu