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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 9, 2016

Northwest to host American Piano Festival, pianist Avguste Antonov

Northwest Missouri State University will present a two-day American Piano Festival featuring concert pianist Avguste Antonov Sunday, Feb. 21, and Monday, Feb. 22.

Antonov will headline the festival with an evening piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. The festival also includes an afternoon lecture about living American composers at 2 p.m. in Room 244 at the Fine Arts Building. At 3 p.m., Northwest music students will perform piano pieces by American composers in the Charles Johnson Theater.

The evening recital will feature all-American music by:

Antonov, an artist-in-residence at the Master’s Touch School of Music and Performing Arts, is a dedicated performer of 20th- and 21st-century American living composers. He also has performed world and USA premieres at venues across North America.

Recently, Antonov performed a recital at the Bulgarian Ambassador Residence in Washington, D.C., and the Carter Pann “Concerto Logic” with the San Jose University Wind Ensemble. He was featured in a live performance for the Kansas Public Radio and the world premiere of Matthew Saunders “Piano Concerto” with the University City Symphony.

After the 2015-2016 season, Antonov will have appeared in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

At 8 a.m. Feb. 22, the festival concludes with Antonov working one-on-one with select Northwest students in a master class.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468