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Pianist donates concert proceeds

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Pianist Brian Ganz’s benefit concert Tuesday doubles as a gift from Twin Cities Concert Association.

Tuesday’s concert will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1.

Ganz has donated his services so that all proceeds from the Grass Valley concert go to the nonprofit concert association. Although the concert is free, donations will be accepted for the classical music-oriented organization.

Ganz, a graduate of the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, is musician-in-residence and on the piano faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Recently appointed to the faculty of the Catholic University of America, Ganz is also an adjunct faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

In 1989, Ganz won first grand prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris and a Beethoven Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. In 1991, Ganz received third prize in the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium International Piano Competition.

Ganz has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the National Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the National Chamber Orchestra.

A founding member of the Washington Chapter of Artists to End Hunger, Ganz has performed at numerous benefits which support the fight against hunger in the United States and internationally.


WHAT: Pianist Brian Ganz in concert

WHEN: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive, off Highway 174 in Grass Valley

ADMISSION: Free. All donations go to Twin Cities Concert Association



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