|Limestone Showcases Its Restored Steinway Piano with Concert Series by Celebrated Artists|
Limestone College will celebrate the restoration of its 1969 Steinway "D" piano with a series of performances by a collection of world renowned pianists in the College's Fullerton Auditorium.
The four-performance series will begin on October 25th and run through April 19th. All performances, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be followed by a reception with the artists in the Winnie Davis Hall of History.
The roster of performers-including two Steinway Artists, who have been endorsed by Steinway & Sons and perform exclusively on Steinway pianos-is comprised of
"This concert series is a wonderful way to showcase our 1969 Steinway, and is an amazing opportunity for people here in Cherokee County and beyond to enjoy the talents of these world-class artists for free," said Dr. David Thompson, Professor of Music at Limestone. "I can guarantee that a ticket price would be substantial to see them in any other venue."
Located in Fullerton Auditorium, Limestone's Steinway was literally dissected into pieces at the Steinway & Sons facility on Long Island, NY during its restoration. The intensive process lasted nine months and cost over $50,000.
The Witkowski Piano Duo
Marina Lomazov (Steinway Artist)
As orchestral soloist, Lomazov has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic (NY), South Carolina Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony (SC), Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Graz Höchschulorchester (Austria), Bollington Festival Orchestra (England), and the Chernigoff Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine).
Emile Pandolfi (Steinway Artist)
Perhaps what makes Pandolfi unique is a rare mixture of something old, something new, and something indescribable. His shows reflect Pandolfi's musical "upbringing" and his desire to entertain the whole family. "What I try to do is to have every tune in the show be a special musical experience - familiar tunes played in a brand new way. When I play, it's a mix of pop and classical; I like to call if 'pop-sical'. Whether I'm recording or performing in concert, I like to give 200%; the audience knows that nothing's being held back, emotionally speaking."
The Manhattan Piano Trio
The Washington Post described the Trio as "impressive" and "outstanding," while the Sarasota Herald Tribune said "one seldom is privileged to enjoy music of such a wide range of styles performed with self-effacing skill and relaxed assurance." Their third album, a disc of Schumann and Chopin trios in honor of the composers bicentennials, was successfully released last year on the Marquis Classics label.