Piano Duo to perform at Bryan February 13
January 24, 2009

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The award-winning Kantorski-Pope Piano Duo will appear in concert at Bryan College on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Pianists Valrie Kantorski and Ann Pope will present a program of works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Gershwin.

Performing as the Kantorski-Pope Piano Duo, Ms. Kantorski and Ms. Pope won the Ohio Music Teachers Association Graves Piano Competition first prize. They were selected as members of the Touring Artists Program of the Ohio Arts Council, have appeared as guest artists and clinicians at the Ohio Music Teachers Association and the West Virginia Music Teachers state conventions, and have performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Kantorski teaches applied piano and keyboard classics and accompanies choral ensembles at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. She is principal pianist with the Toledo Symphony and has performed throughout the United States and Europe.

Ms. Pope lives in Chattanooga, where she maintains a private piano studio. She has taught at Bryan College, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and Bowling Green State University. She was a keyboardist with the Toledo Symphony and soloist with the Perrysburg, Ohio, Symphony Orchestra.

The concert in Rudd Auditorium at Bryan College, is open without charge.