Mount Union to Present Keyboard Artist Performance, Masterclass

February 17, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Pianist Caroline Oltmanns will teach a masterclass and perform as a guest artist as part of the Keyboard Artist Series at the University of Mount Union on Thursday, February 26 in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

Oltmanns will teach a masterclass at 11:15 a.m. in Presser Recital Hall and will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall. She will perform Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” as well as works by George Crumb, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin.

Oltmanns has produced and recorded five solo CDs on the Filia Mundi label and her playing has been broadcast globally on radio and TV stations. As an International Steinway Artist, Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the Stipendium der deutschen Wirtschaft, she is professor of piano at Youngstown State University and holds degrees from the Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

This season, Oltmanns offers an array of solo recitals and concert tours along with new creative paths in the co-production and performance of the concept show ‘Crumb’s Kaleidoscope.’ Past seasons have included concerto appearances with Youngstown Symphony, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Harburger Orchester Akademie and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to the commission, premiere and recording of several new concerti.

The Giese Center for the Performing Arts is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue. The masterclass and recital are both free and open to the public. On-site parking will be available in campus visitor parking lots. For more information, contact Mount Union’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts at (330) 823-2180.

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