Pianist to perform recital, hold master class

November 6, 2012 | Arts, Events, UToday, — Visual and Performing Arts
By Angela Riddel

Mary Towse-Beck will be the second guest artist featured in the fall Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11.


The pianist will present a master class at 10 a.m. Saturday and a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday. The free, public events will be held in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

For the recital, Towse-Beck will perform selections by Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.

The performer operates a nonprofit music program for young musicians and maintains a large private studio in New Hampshire.

Towse-Beck has been a featured artist on NPR in the United States and on Australian national radio, and has performed extensively in America, Europe and Australia as both a solo and collaborative artist.

She studied at the Eastman School of Music and at Indiana University, where she obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance.

The Toledo Piano Teachers Association assists with The University of Toledo Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series. The association provides students for the master class, publicity for the class and concert, and refreshments for the reception in the lobby following the concert.

For more information on the series, contact Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music, at michael.boyd@utoledo.edu or 419.530.2183.

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