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Monday, October 8, 2012

GINA BACHAUER CONCERT SERIES @ Jeanne Wagner Theater (Salt Lake City, October 13)


The 1998 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition Gold Medalist returns to Salt Lake City October 13th for a solo performance at the Jeanne Wagner Theater, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.

Lori Sims has performed throughout North America, Europe, China and South Africa including engagements with the NordDeutscheRadio Orchester in Hannover, the Israel Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Spokane Chamber Orchestra, the Denver Chamber Orchestra, and the Memphis Symphony Chamber Orchestra.  Her 2000 Alice Tully Hall recital debut in New York received critical acclaim from Bernard Holland in the New York Times, a concert in which she debuted the award winning Etudes of composer Curtis Curtis-Smith. Her 2005 Weill Hall Recital and 2011 Zankel Hall Recital also received considerable critical acclaim. In 2012, she will make her seventh appearance at the prestigious Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, where she has been featured as soloist with the Gilmore Orchestra, a solo-recitalist, masterclass artist, and chamber musician.  

As a chamber musician, Ms. Sims has been featured at the El Paso Chamber Music Festival, with the Fontana Chamber Players in Kalamazoo, and with Opus 21, a chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of 20th and 21st Century compositions. Her recording with violinist Renata Artman Knific of Sonatas of American composer, William Bolcom received 5 stars and high praise from the BBC Music Magazine.

Pianist Lori Sims other awards include first prize co-winner of the 1994 Felix Bartholdy-Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, Germany, winner of the 1993 American Pianists’ Association Competition with outstanding distinction from the jury, and the silver medal winner in the 1987 Kosciuszcko Foundation Chopin Competition.  

Ms. Sims’ program that evening will include:

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988                                         Johann Sebastian Bach


Ballade No. 1 in G Major, op. 23                                      Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, op. 38

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52

Tickets are available through Arttix.   Tickets $15 (Students $5) - http://www.arttix.org/ - (801) 355-ARTS.  For more information about Lori Sims please visit www.bachauer.com.

Lori Sims is available for interviews.  Please contact our office to arrange a time with her. 

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