Pianist Ann Schein to Perform at
Hope College on Wednesday, Feb. 20
Posted February 7, 2002
HOLLAND -- In her 40-year professional career,
pianist Ann Schein has performed with such orchestras as The
New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the
National Symphony, and has played in 60 countries around the
world. She will add Hope College to her extensive list of
venues when she performs in Dimnent Memorial Chapel on
Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
A former student of Arthur Rubinstein and Dame
Myra Hess, Schein is one of the few pianists alive today who
has performed the complete major piano pieces of Chopin in
concert. She did it six nights in a row to sold-out crowds
at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
Schein has also collaborated with instrumentalists
and vocalists like Fred Sherry, Paul Sperry, James Durnham
and Jessye Norman, with whom she recorded an album.
Schein's latest release, a recording of Schumann's
"Davidsbundlertanze, Arabesque, and Humoreske" was hailed as
"Fault-less...touching and unforgettable," and was rated as
an Outstanding Recording by "American Record Guide."
Her first recordings, at the age of 19,
established her as a premiere pianist in 1959, and were the
start of a stellar career that is not slowing down. "A rare
pianist," the "London Times" has said, mirroring comments
made about her throughout her career.
Schein currently sits on the piano faculty of the
Peabody Conservatory of Music. She also serves on the
faculty of the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and is a
adjudicator in major international music competitions.
Her visit to Hope College will also allow her to
spend time with pianist and former student Mansoon Han, who
was named to the Hope faculty this year.
In addition to her concert on Feb. 20, Schein will
hold a master class on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. in Snow Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. The master
class is also open to the public.
Schein's visit is being supported through the
college's department of music.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on the corner
of College Avenue and 12th Street. Nykerk Hall of Music is
on the former 12th Street between College and Columbia