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Rescheduled: International pianists to share their talents Jan. 29

Due to weather-related flight delays, this recital, originally planned for Jan. 28, has been rescheduled for Jan. 29.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students and area residents are invited to attend an international musical event right in their own backyard.

The department of music and theatre arts will host internationally acclaimed pianists Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann. The duo, known as TwoPianists, are piano faculty members at Stellenbosch University Conservatory of Music in South Africa. They will perform a recital featuring Bach's "Goldberg Variations," Bolcom's "Recuerdos" and Adams' "Hallelujah Junction" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.   

Dr. Alan Rieck, chair of the UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department, heard Magalhães and Schumann perform while attending the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival this past summer, where a UW-Eau Claire student percussion quartet performed. "I was incredibly impressed with the stylistic versatility and artistic excellence that they each demonstrated," Rieck said. "As pianists, they have a unique understanding of the dynamic nature of collaborative music-making. It is significant that we will have such wonderful pianists on our campus interacting with our community." 

The duo's visit to campus is a result of a growing relationship between UW-Eau Claire and the Stellenbosch Conservatory, which could include student exchange opportunities in the future. In addition to their recital performance, Magalhães and Schumann will conduct a master class for pianists, coach a piano duo from UW-Eau Claire, meet with students who will study abroad in Stellenbosch and present opportunities to students and faculty regarding study abroad and other collaborations. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Alan Rieck at or 715-836-3954.