Acclaimed Pianist to Perform at JBU

Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 26, 2006) — John Brown University’s music department presents the next installment in the Lyceum Concert Series, acclaimed pianist Rosario Andino. The concert will be in the Jones Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. The event is free and open to the public.

Andino will be performing a selection of classical pieces and Cuban dances, including “32 Variations in C minor” by Beethoven, a ballade by Chopin and two “Danzas” by Cervantes.

Andino has won many awards, including the Music Critics Circle Prize in Cuba as well as the Pittsburgh Society of Musical Arts Prize in the United States. She tours Europe, Mexico and the U.S. annually, and has recorded for many radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.

In 1991, the Missouri Arts Council selected Andino for their Touring Program roster. Her concerts during that program were so successful, that she was nominated to the Mid-America Arts Alliance Foundation in 1994. She was the only pianist chosen to be on the roster that year.

Andino was born in Santa Clara, Cuba where she began her musical studies at age four. She graduated with honors from the Fischermann Conservatory in Havana and later from the Chatham Square Music School in New York City, from whom she received a full scholarship.

Mid-America Arts Alliance supports this presentation with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.