Eric Ruple and Paulo Steinberg, pianos

March 26, 2013 Tuesday @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Dr. Eric Ruple enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He has performed three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., including a solo concert of the music of Beethoven. He has been a pianist for the Virginia Symphony and Richmond Symphony, and is a regular soloist throughout the region. Recent engagements include performances and festivals in the Philippines and Hong Kong.

In 2005, Ruple was invited to join the roster of international concert pianists of Steinway & Sons. In addition to Beethoven, he has a particular interest in 20-century American piano music. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University, an artist diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has been on the James Madison University School of Music piano faculty since 1987.

Dr. Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in the USA, Brazil, Canada and Iceland. Recently he has presented a lecture-recital at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos,” and has performed in several venues including two solo recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Steinberg initiated a partnership with Mûsica no Museu, an organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that co-sponsors a yearly competition that provides performance opportunities and scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in piano competitions, and offers master classes, lectures and workshops in the USA and abroad. Steinberg recently accepted the position as President-Elect of the Virginia Music Teachers Association. A winner of several national competitions in Brazil, he holds a master’s degree in piano performance from Arizona State University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

Ticket prices: $8–$10. Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
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