Lori Piitz, piano and Paulo Steinberg, piano

April 11, 2013 Thursday @ 8 p.m. Recital Hall

Dr. Lori Piitz has performed in prestigious venues on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York’s Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall, the Kennedy Center, as well as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Augsburg Mozart Festival, both in Germany. Piitz has been heard on both the French and English networks of CBC Radio (Canada) as well as on the Südwestfunk (Southwest German Radio in Stuttgart). A winner in the Canadian Music Competitions (CMC), she was also a finalist in CVC television’s Virguoses en Herbe Competition. Since joining the JMU faculty in 2002, Piitz has performed in a number of summer festivals, including the EMU Bach Festival, and both the Richmond and Staunton Music Festivals. Previous teaching engagements include the University of Ottawa, Eastern Mennonite University and the Nürnberg / Augsburg Hochschule für Musik. Lori Piitz studied at the University of Ottawa and Indiana University. Her teachers include Jean-Paul Sevilla, Leonard Hokanson and Menahem Pressler.

Dr. Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in the U.S., Brazil, Canada and Iceland. Recently he presented a lecture-recital at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos;” he also performed in several venues, including two solo recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu, an organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that co-sponsors a yearly competition, providing 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 U.S. 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.

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