International pianist to perform at UWP

March 19, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-A piano professor of international acclaim will perform at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7.

Ian Hobson, who studied piano and conducting at Yale University School of Music, will give the performance at the open to the public event. Hobson will also conduct a master class for UWP piano students.

Tickets are available from the CFA Box Office. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for faculty and staff and free for students with identification.

Hobson has achieved success in international piano competitions, and he performs regularly as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Israel. He has twice conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, its Young Conductors' Symposium and was a finalist in the Baltimore Symphony Conducting Competition.

Hobson was named a visiting research fellow at Merton College of Oxford University, England, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, the highest honor the academy can bestow upon an alumnus, and was made professor in the Center for Advanced Study, the first faculty member from the College of Fine and Applied Arts so honored.

For further information, please contact the UWP Fine Arts Department, 608-342-1292,or the CFA Box Office, 608-342-1298.

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