Professional Pianist to Perform at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Pianist Ray Kilburn, recognized as one of Canada’s most gifted artists, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Washington State University’s Kimbrough Concert Hall.

Kilburn has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He released his first solo compact disc in September 1997 and a second solo album, “Kilburn Plays Rachmaninoff,” in December 2000.

“Kilburn is a powerhouse player infused with musicianship and taste. Pianism of this caliber is rare, indeed,” wrote John Lambert of Spectator magazine.

He will perform pieces by Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Schedrin and Chopin. In addition to his concert, Kilburn will discuss piano studies with music students and conduct a master class for piano majors. He also will perform at Gonzaga University in Spokane. Kilburn’s visit to WSU is sponsored by the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee and the Music Teachers National Association student chapter.

For more information, contact Susan Chan, associate professor of music, at 509/335-3991.