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Pianist Michael Mizrahi to give recital

March 10, 2014, in Latest News

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Pianist Michael Mizrahi will give a guest recital at Morningside College titled “Pairing the Old and the New” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.

The recital will include pieces by Burke, Mozart, Brown, Beethoven, Ginastera, Bach, Chopin and Greenstein. It also will include the premiere of a new work titled “Harpsichords” by composer Troy Herion. The concert is free and open to the public.

Mizrahi was the winner of the 2005 Iowa Piano Competition sponsored by the Sioux City Symphony. He has performed in the world’s leading concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has performed as a soloist with major symphonies, including the Houston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony and Prince George’s Philharmonic.

Mizrahi has commissioned and given world premieres of several new works for piano and frequently collaborates with composers and instrumentalists in the performance of 21st-century music. He is a founding member of NOW Ensemble, a chamber group devoted to the commissioning and performing of new music by emerging composers.

Mizrahi holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music, and currently is on the faculty at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wis.

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