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Israeli Pianist to Perform
At UW-Eau Claire Oct. 6
MAILED: Sept. 22, 1999|
Israeli pianist Aviram Reichert, bronze medalist in the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The University Artists Series will present the performance at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.
Reichert won the prestigious Van Cliburn bronze medal in 1997. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram called his performance "a miracle of voicing, expression and intellect. His perfect command of detail approaches the level of genius; no fine point escapes his notice, even as note by note he builds the total magnificent structure."
Only months before, Reichert received the top prize in the first Dong-A International Piano Competition in Seoul, South Korea. His earlier accomplishments include top prizes at the 1995 International Music Competition of Japan and at the 1995 Epinal Competition.
A resident of Tel Aviv, the 27-year-old Reichert is a frequent soloist with all the leading orchestras in his native country. He also has played and recorded with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Dessau Symphony Orchestra and given recitals in France and Germany. His prize-winning participation in competitions in Japan and South Korea brought Reichert engagements throughout the Far East; the Van Cliburn award has taken him to concert stages throughout the U.S.
Reichert can be heard on the Harmonia Mundi CD featuring highlights of his solo performances at the Van Cliburn Competition.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.
Patrons also may charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
Related events on Oct. 6 include a master class and dialogue with Reichert at 3 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, and complimentary dessert prior to the concert, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Dulany Inn, Davies Center. These events are free; call (715) 836-2787 for information.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 22, 1999