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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Masha Pisarenko @ SUU (Oct. 10, Thorley Recital Hall, Cedar City, 7:30 PM)

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: After previously enthralling students and audiences with her mastery of the keyboard, pianist Masha Pisarenko returns to perform at SUU by popular demand. Pisarenko is an artist who can render the genuine emotion of a composer´s music. She performs a free recital for SUU´s Department of Music on Thursday, October 10th at the intimate Thorley Recital Hall in SUU´s Music Building. Curtain time is 7:30pm. The recital is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
The evening´s will be a classical program, with Masha Pisarenko playing the music of such masters as Johann Sebastian Bach´s Toccata in E-Minor, Ludwig van Beethoven´s Sonata No. 27, Johannes Brahms´ Intermezzi Op. 79 and Frédéric Chopin´s Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.
Masha Pisarenko was born in the small Siberian town of Angarsk and gave her first solo piano recital at the age of seven. As she performed more, critics began describing her as a child prodigy. As she grew her talent and performance matured and many critics emphasize her ability to get into the hearts and souls of listeners and becoming one with her instrument. Pisarenko performed solos, concertos and competitions throughout Russia, France, Italy, England and Ukraine before leaving Russia for the United States. Masha attributes much of her success to her meetings with some of the great musicians of our time as well as to her competitive successes.
A mature, highly experienced performing artist, Pisarenko is making plans to record with world famous labels, such as Naxos. Presently, she is working at her Doctorate of Music Arts degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she teaches as well. She is actively involved in cultural life of Las Vegas but continues to lead an intensive concert schedule that takes her all over the world. She performs with first-rate orchestras, playing on the most prestigious stages of the world, including the best stages in Moscow and other Russian cities, as well as America, Asia and Europe.
Experience the immense talent of Masha Pisarenko. Don´t miss her recital in an intimate chamber setting.  For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College´s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at

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