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World-class pianist Eugene Alcalay to perform
May 1

RELEASED: April 12, 2011

Eugene Alcalay
Eugene Alcalay

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host world-class pianist Eugene Alcalay at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Alcalay will perform selections by Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Henri Dutilleux and Modest Mussorgsky. Dr. Don Patterson, UW-Eau Claire professor of piano, is impressed by the diversity of Alcalay's repertoire and noted that this will be the first time several of Alcalay's selections have been performed at UW-Eau Claire.

"Hearing any artist adds a different insight to what we've all heard before," Patterson said, noting that Alcalay will also host a master class for four UW-Eau Claire piano students while on campus. "His international training brings a valuable new perspective."

A native of Bucharest, Romania, Alcalay is now an associate professor of piano at UW-Platteville. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and made his London debut in 2007 and his Paris debut in 2010.

Alcalay was the first recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship for gifted young musicians at the Indiana University School of Music and came under Bernstein's tutelage in 1984. He holds bachelor's degrees in piano and composition, and master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance. Alcalay's recitals have received critical acclaim.

Alcalay's latest CD, "Lyrical Liszt," was released by the Partita Records label in 2008.

For more information, contact Dr. Donald Patterson at patterdl@uwec.edu or at 715-836-5899.

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