Pianist Sheryl Iott Richardson will perform in concert at Hope College on Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The recital program will include Beethoven's "Sonata Op. 14 No. 2 (G Major)," Chopin's "Sonata in B Minor," and Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin."

Sheryl Iott Richardson is currently staff accompanist at Hope College. She is pursuing a doctorate in piano performance at Michigan State University, where she is studying with Ralph Votapek and Deborah Moriarty.

She taught at the Conservatory of Central Illinois in Champaign-Urbana from 1988 until 1997, and has since taught keyboard skills at Calvin College and Hope College.

She is a state-certified teacher of piano through the Michigan Music Teachers Association, and serves as treasurer of the Holland Piano Teachers Forum. She maintains a private studio in her home in Zeeland.

She has received a master's degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois, where she studied with Ian Hobson; and a bachelor's in piano performance from Michigan State University, where she studied with Albertine Votapek and Joseph Evans.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the middle of the Hope campus, along the former 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.