Sig Series Duo Piano

Press Release

Posted: April 4, 2013

Evans and Denenberg to Perform Free Duo Piano Concert at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center

Piano lovers are in for a treat when Gerald Evans and Margarita Denenberg perform a free Duo Piano concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center.

The performance is part of the Signature Series and is hosted by composer and LCCC Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Mumford. The concert is sponsored by LCCC’s arts and humanities division. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature works by Witold Lutoslawski, Aaron Copland, and Igor Stravinsky. 

Margarita Denenburg, Ph.D., won her first piano competition at the age of eight, gave her first European concert tour in her teens, and has been garnering awards and honors ever since. Denenburg graduated with distinction in piano performance from the University of Southern California in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Music and master’s degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University.

A native of Belarus, Margarita Denenburg moved to Israel in 1990 but has been living in the United States since 2002 and currently resides in Sandusky, Ohio with her husband. She is a full-time Assistant Professor of Piano at Heidelberg University and a part-time faculty member at the Oberlin Conservatory - Community Music School.

Gerald Evans, Ph.D., is in his 22nd year as a professor at LCCC.  He earned a BA and MM in music at Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory at Kent State University. Over the years, Evans has taught the Theory, Ear Training and Music History sequence for the LCCC Music Majors as well as Music Appreciation, World Music, Piano Class and Applied Piano. He is an active conductor, recitalist and composer whose concentration is contemporary music. He has conducted contemporary music ensembles, provided musical direction for over 40 musicals, (The Apple Tree being the most recent), written music for an original musical “Serendipity III” and served as guest conductor for the LCCC orchestra. His contemporary keyboard performances include such works as “Le Sacre du Printemps” and “Concerto for Piano and Winds” by Igor Stravinsky and “Makrokosmos Volume III for two Pianos and Percussion” by George Crumb. His compositions include “Urban Excursions” for piano solo (a work commissioned by the Cleveland Foundation).

Evans and Denenburg will also perform their piano collaboration at Heidelberg University on April 20 and at The Cleveland Music Settlement on April 25.

For more information on this and other upcoming performances at Stocker Arts Center, visit www.stockerartscenter.com.

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