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Pianist Diane Walsh to perform at Musical Arts Series April 9

April 2, 2019

Pianist Diane Walsh


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