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9/25/2007 Pianist to perform Barber sonata at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Pianist Claire Wachter will perform a recital on Monday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The recital is free and open to the public. The program will focus on American piano music, including the Samuel Barber Sonata.

Wachter, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Oregon and chair of the piano department, holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Maryland and the University of Texas at Austin. She has appeared in solo and concerto concerts throughout the United States and internationally, including performances with the Oregon Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players and the Rome Festival in Italy. She has been a collaborative artist in chamber music concerts with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Wachter frequently appears in duo-piano concerts with Dean Kramer. She has presented master classes at universities in the U.S. and Canada, and was invited to be one of three Music Teachers National Association judges for the Baldwin and Yamaha piano competitions. In 2005 she received the “Working Partnership” Award from the International Institute for Young Musicians.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.