Pianist Blanca Uribe will present an afternoon of Chopin, including the 24 preludes, on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College. The concert, sponsored by the Department of Music, is free and open to the public.
Ms. Uribe, the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music at Vassar, will perform Chopin's Preludes for Piano, Op. 28 (1836-1839), among other works. Born in Bogota, Colombia, into a family of many generations of professional musicians, she studied in Vienna at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York at the Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin.
A prizewinner at many international competitions, Uribe appeared recently as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonia of London, the Residentie Orkest in the Hague, and the American Symphony. Her recordings include Richard Wilson's piano concerto with the Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, conducted by Leon Botstein (CRI SD-618) as well as the "Iberia Suite" by Isaac Albeniz and the "Danzas Fantasticas" by Joaquin Turina.
Uribe's many honors include the General Francisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to Colombian Culture, and the Order of Saint Charles, which she received in 1986 from the president of Colombia. She was also the recipient of the first Dutchess County Artist Award.
For additional information, call the Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, office of campus activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Vassar College is a highly selective, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861. Named the 1999 "College of the Year" by Time Magazine/The Princeton Review, Vassar is celebrating 30 years of coeducation.