UA to Host Acclaimed Pianist

  • January 24th, 2017
Cynthia Raim

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — World-renowned pianist Cynthia Raim will perform a full concert at The University of Alabama’s Moody Music Building Concert Hall Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Raim will perform pieces by classic composers Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin.

Due to the generous sponsorship of an anonymous donor, the concert will be free.

Raim, a Detroit native, has previously performed in Tuscaloosa as a soloist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and on the Celebrity Series with acclaimed American soprano Benita Valente.

She is a 1977 graduate of the Curtis Institute where she studied with revered concert pianists Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski.

Her awards include first prize at the Clara Haskil & J.S. Bach International Piano Competitions, the Pro Musicis Award and first prize at the Three Rivers National Piano Competition.

In addition, she received the first Distinguished Artist Award of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia given for “outstanding achievement and artistic merit.”

The concert is part of the School of Music’s Steinway Initiative, which seeks to raise funds to replace the School’s aging pianos with new instruments by Steinway piano company.

The School of Music is a part of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest college and the largest liberal arts college in the state.

Contact

Jamon Smith, media relations, jamon.smith@ua.edu, 205/348-4956; Trevor Pruitt, marketing support assistant, trpruitt@ua.edu, 205/348-1672

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