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Acclaimed pianist Lydia Artymiw to perform at Morningside College

August 31, 2018, in Latest News, Music

Acclaimed pianist Lydia Artymiw will perform at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.

The recital is free and open to the public. The program will include works by Mozart, Zaimont, Debussy and Schumann.

A Philadelphia native, Artymiw received top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds international competitions. She went on to perform with over 100 orchestras worldwide. Solo recital tours have taken her all over the United States, Europe and the Far East. 

She has received critical acclaim for seven solo recordings for the Chandos label. She also has recorded for Bridge, Centaur and Naxos. Her debut Chandos “Variations” compact disc won Gramophone Magazine’s Best of the Year award, and her Tchaikovsky “Seasons” CD sold over 25,000 copies. Her newest CD of “Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano” with cellist Marcy Rosen came out in April and has received enthusiastic reviews.

Artymiw is the Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she has taught since 1989. In 2015, Artymiw was awarded the University of Minnesota’s Excellence in Graduate Teaching award. She also has been a frequent guest piano teacher at The Juilliard School. More information is available at lydiaartymiw.com.