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May 16, 2013

Students to perform during ‘An Evening of Piano Music’ at church

TERRE HAUTE — “An Evening of Piano Music” will be performed by the University of Missouri-St Louis piano students at 7 p.m. May 24 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 1207 E. Springhill Drive. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information call 812-299-2206.

Among the student performers are:

  • Daniel Dickson is a senior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he is double majoring in cello and piano performance. He has made arrangements to play for pianist Olga Kern and Natalyn Antonova before the year’s end. His current repertoire includes Bach’s Partita No. 2, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 3, and Liszt’s Totentanz for solo piano. Dickson has won numerous competitions and performed in venues all around the U.S.
  • Junior Daniel Kuehler began his piano career at age 5. He has performed around the U.S., both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Kuehler has performed many times at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center as a soloist and chamber musician, and made his debut at Powell Symphony Hall this spring. His current repertoire includes Beethoven’s 32 Variations, Sonata No. 6 by Prokofiev, Chaconne by Bach, Mephisto Waltz No. 1 by Liszt and Tchaikovsky’s Dumka among others.
  • Thomas Winkler is a solo pianist, composer and artist based in St. Louis Missouri. His passion for music expands from folk guitar to modern solo piano. Beyond his piano repertoire, Winkler is also a highly productive composer. He has written a String Quartet, Piano Trio, a short suite for full orchestra, several works for chamber ensembles and a series of short piano limericks, several of which have reached stage debuts. He studied composition with internationally acclaimed Dr. Barbara Harbach. His current repertoire includes Rachmaninov’s Preludes, “Rhapsody in b minor”, Op.79 by Brahms, Scriabin’s “Deux Poems” Op. 32, Shostokovich “Prelude and Fugue” No. 4, and” Fantasia on Two Russian Themes” by Arensky among others.
  • Marta Kersulis is a freshman who studied under Eugenia “Genie” Evans, professor emerita of Shenandoah University, and the youngest person ever accepted to the Prague Conservatory, made possible with a scholarship from Gaston School of the Arts in Gastonia, N.C. Kersulis also studied under LeAnn Halvorson in Columbia, Ill. In 2011 she obtained Level 10 certification from Illinois State Music Teachers Association Achievement in Music program.

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