World-Renowned Piano Duo Performing at Mount Union October 9-10

October 03, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio -The internationally known Pridonoff Duo will be arriving on October 7 for a mini-residency at the University of Mount Union. During their stay, Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff will teach a masterclass and perform a concert in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

The internationally-respected pianists will be teaching a masterclass on October 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. in Presser Hall. Their concert performance will follow on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall.

Husband and wife, Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff formed the Pridonoff Duo in 1982. They made their formal debut with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Paul Nadler, and have since been performing and teaching nationally and abroad. The Pridonoff Duo has recently retired from their position as duo-in-residence and professors of piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, but the Pridonoffs continue an active musical life of touring and teaching.

The duo has performed at New York’s Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, the Lyric Arts Festival of Houston, the Shreveport Festival, the Arcady Festival, the Music Teachers National Association Conventions and the World Piano Pedagogy Conferences.

The masterclass is free and open to the public. In an open-lesson format, several students from area high schools and from the Mount Union Department of Music will perform and then be coached by the Pridonoffs for the musical benefit of all present in the audience—a once-in-a-lifetime experience to watch world-class musicians demonstrate their craft.

The recital is also free and open to the public. For more information about the Pridonoff Duo or their performances, email liliesmi@mountunion.edu.

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