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Pianist plans Auburn concert

Pianist Jeanne Stark-Iochmans will perform selections by Mozart, Chopin and Debussy in the 2005-06 Adams Foundation Piano Series finale, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students are are now on sale at the church office.

Stark-Iochmans graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with the highest marks of the previous 20 years and received the conservatory’s most coveted award, The Prix de Virtuosite avec Grande Distinction.

She also received the Laure Van Cutsem Prize, appeared as soloist with the Belgian national orchestra and was selected to represent Belgium at an international festival of modern music in Bayreuth. An International Queen Elisabeth scholarship brought Stark-Iochmans to the United States for advanced study with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Edwine Behre.

She made her debut in New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall and has since given recitals and appeared with the New Haven Symphony, the Boston Civic Orchestra, at New York’s Town Hall and on WNYC in New York. She has performed extensively with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, and served as a teacher and performer in the festivals at Montauroux in Southern France and was a member of the Adamant Summer Piano School in Vermont. She was a guest lecturer on the works of Olivier Messiaen at Bryn Mawr College and was assistant music director for a college production of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro.”

This concert is presented by the Cayuga County Arts Council and Westminster Presbyterian Church; for details, call (315) 253-3331 or (315) 253-5288 on weekends, or e-mail westminauburn@verizon.net.