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Guest Artist: Kevin Ayesh, Piano

##School of Music
Event Date:Sunday, September 15, 2013
Event Time:3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

View the full size image#Location: Wiedemann Hall
Doors open a half hour before show time. Box Office is open one hour before show. (Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.)

Pianist Kevin Ayesh has performed throughout the United States. Dr. Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992. As a North Carolina Visiting Artist, he appeared before thousands across that state between 1988 and 1992, performing as many as 75 recitals in a season. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ayesh received his Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors from the University of Texas; his master's and doctorate degrees are from the University of Maryland. His teachers were Elinor Aiken, William Race, and Nelita True.

Ayesh is the recipient of many prizes, including the Naftzger Piano Award, Baltimore Music Club Award, and Winner of both the JCC Baltimore Piano Competition and the Maryland State Music Teachers' Elizabeth R. Davis Memorial Piano Competition. He has been a finalist in several national and international competitions, was awarded Second Prize at the Wideman Piano Competition, and won both Third Prize and Composer's Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition.

Ayesh is in frequent demand as performer, adjudicator, and workshop clinician. This past summer he was the featured guest artist at the Lindlar International Piano Festival in Germany, and recently presented a master class at Hong Kong Baptist University. Ayesh has appeared as concerto soloist with a number of orchestras, and has given numerous lecture-recitals of the piano music of American composer Robert Starer.

At Blue Ridge Community College, Ayesh teaches courses in applied and class piano, as well as music theory, history, and appreciation; he is also Artistic Director of the college's annual Concert Series.

Tickets for this event are $7 (discounts available) and go on sale August 25, 2013. For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.

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