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Wilmington, NC 28403-5966
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Music of the Russian Romantics
Norman Bemelmans | Elizabeth Loparits
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012
8 pm, Kenan Auditorium
Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits perform works by renowned Russian masters Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff, including Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos, one of the most dazzling and dynamic works in the two-piano repertoire.
Tickets & Information
$18 (General Public); $15 (UNCW Faculty/Staff); Free for UNCW students with a valid ID*. For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643.
Norman Bemelmans | piano
Born into an Austrian family prominently involved in the arts, Norman Bemelmans gave his first public solo concert at the age of seven. He has studied with international luminaries Jean Houpt, Stefan Bardas, Richard Cass, Patrizia Benkman and Ozan Marsch and toured professionally under the sponsor ship of Pobitzer Artists International and the Franz Liszt Foundation. From 1993-2000 he served in Atlanta as the Executive Director for Georgia Public Radio, Georgia’s 14-station public radio network, and in 2005 was appointed the Director of Cultural Arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. An active recitalist in both the United States and Europe, Mr. Bemelmans’ interpretations of the works of Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin in particular have received enthusiastic critical acclaim.
Elizabeth Loparits | piano
A native of Hungary, Elizabeth Loparits is an active recitalist who has performed in Hungary, Austria, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She won top prizes at the National Bartók Piano Competition of Hungary, the Kodály-Bartók Chamber Music Competition, and the North Carolina Symphony/UNCG concerto competition. As a soloist, Loparits recently performed with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. Loparits holds a Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Pécs, Hungary; a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Illinois State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNC Greensboro. She is currently on faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
*UNCW student tickets must be purchased in person at the box office and are subject to availability; limit one per student; valid photo id required at time of purchase and upon entry to the performance.