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Renowned Pianist Barbara Nissman to Conduct Master Class and Recital

Acclaimed concert pianist Barbara Nissman will perform at a recital and conduct a master class at Duquesne University.

Nissman has played with the leading orchestras of Europe and the United States, including the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony, among others. She has also worked with premiere conductors such as Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti and Leonard Slatkin.

In 1989, Nissman made history by becoming the first pianist to perform the complete piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev in a series of three recitals both in New York and in London. Her recordings of this repertoire represented the first complete set of Prokofiev Sonatas made available on compact disc.

Nissman was one of the participants at the recent Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, which was broadcast on PBS Television. Her recent recordings include Liszt by Nissman, Chopin by Nissman, Beethoven by Nissman, Schumann by Nissman and Brahms by Nissman. She also initiated a music-lecture series, Barbara & Friends, based on the series she had filmed for BBC Television.

Where: PNC Recital Hall, Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University

When: Recital, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.
Master Class, Monday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

Duquesne University

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