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International Award Winning Musicians to Perform at CWU

International award winning musicians Kate Prestia-Schaub and Martin Kennedy will perform a flute/piccolo and piano recital on April 6, at 4:00 p.m. hosted by Professor Hal Ott and the Central Washington University Department of Music.  The program will include Four Songs for flute and piano, and Desplazamiento (written for Ms. Prestia-Schaub) for piccolo and piano, both of which are Mr. Kennedy’s compositions.  Also on the program are compositions by Daniel Dorff, Kenneth Benshoof, Daniel Kelley, and Paul Taffanel.  This program exhibits a wide range of emotional sensitivity and technical virtuosity, and the exceptional performances of both artists have garnered prominent critical acclaim.  Kate Prestia-Schaub is an active and enthusiastic Southern California performing artist and teacher.  She is the first place winner of many prestigious competitions, who made her solo piccolo debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at age 18.  Since then, she has concertized throughout the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  Martin Kennedy’s music has been performed internationally by numerous artists and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and many others.  He is the recipient of numerous prestigious prizes, as well as a MacDowell Fellowship.  The two artists have recorded a CD entitled Timeless, which includes several of the compositions being performed on this concert.  For more information on this CD, as well as the artists and composers, please visit www.k8trills.com. This recital will be held in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.