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Guest Pianist Nino Cocchiarella to Perform February 4

January 30, 2009

cocchiarellaClassical pianist Nino P. Cocchiarella will perform a solo concert on Wednesday, February 4 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall at Mount Union College.

Cocchiarella has an international distribution of recordings which have been produced by his own label, Mr. Owl Productions.  Some of his works include pieces by Handel, Schubert, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Schumann, and Brahms.

A graduate of Indiana University, Cocchiarella is a successful teacher and has lectured and given master classes at universities in Korea, Hawaii and throughout the United States.  He also served on the piano faculty at the University of Evansville.

Cocchiarella is famous for his “Pictures Project” multimedia performances in which he integrates his own nature photography into his concerts. Some of his competition prizes include the Corpus Christi International Competition Best Solo Performance Award, Music Teachers’ National Association piano competition, National Foundation for the Advancement of Arts music competition, National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, the Indianapolis Concerto Competition and the IU Concerto Competition.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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