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Oct. 13: Arts At The Abbey Presents Armenian Piano Music
October 4th, 2011
Pianist Cynthia Lawing will perform rarely heard works by a variety of Armenian composers.
Armenian Piano Music, Performed by Cynthia Lawing
8:00 p.m. in the Abbey Basilica
Admission is free
On Thursday, October 13, Arts at the Abbey invites you to a special concert of Armenian piano music performed by Cynthia Lawing. The concert, which will begin at 8:00 p.m., will feature rarely heard works by Armenian composers Komitas Vardapat, Aram Khatchaturian, Alan Hovhaness, Arno Babadjanian and Eduard Abramian.
Please join us in the Abbey Basilica for an evening of great music that will lift your spirits and nourish your soul. And remember: all Arts at the Abbey concerts are free.
To register online and to view the entire Arts at the Abbey schedule, please CLICK HERE.
More About Cynthia Lawing: Cynthia Lawing (Nee Fok Ming Chu), a native of Hong Kong, is an associate professor at Davidson College. Her musical career has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, where she frequently presents solo recitals, lectures and Master Classes.
Throughout her career, Lawing has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orquestra de Macau, the Charlotte Symphony, the Wittenberg University Symphony, Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, the Piedmont Concert Band, Western Piedmont Symphony and the Salisbury Symphony, featuring concertos of Beethoven, Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovitch, Bach, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Chopin, and Gershwin.
Lawing has also played at an Inauguration concert for Vasco Leotte de Almeida Costa, Royal Governor of Macau (Special Administrative Region), and offered a private performance for Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the widow of the legendary Chinese nationalist general Chiang Kai-shek.
In addition to her work as a solo recitalist and chamber musician, she is a member of a duo-piano team with Gloria Cook, Associate Professor of Piano at Rollins College, and a member of a piano and trumpet duo with William Lawing, J. Estes Millner Professor of Music at Davidson College.
Cynthia Lawing received a B.A. in Music from Wittenberg University, a B.A. in Music (Dalcroze Eurhythmics) from The Cleveland Institute of Music and an M.A. in Music from Case Western Reserve Univeristy. Some of her teachers include pianists Robert Wynne and William Kurzban, duo pianist Vitya Vronsky Babin, and harpsichordist and organist Judy Faber. She also studied composition with Jan Bender and Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Elsa Findlay.
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