Dr. Matthew Gianforte, pianist and assistant professor at Murray State University, will present a recital titled “Musical Tributes” on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall (PAH). The PAH is located in the Doyle Fine Arts Building on Murray State’s campus at the corner of 15th Street and Olive Boulevard.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature original works and transcriptions by three Romantic giants — Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt.

Recognized for his sensitivity and panache, pianist Gianforte enjoys an active career as a soloist and collaborator, having performed across the United States and abroad. A native of Chicago, he received the bachelor of music degree from The Catholic University of America, where he was a pupil of Marilyn Neeley. He continued his studies with Karen Shaw at Indiana University, where he earned the master of music and doctor of music degrees in piano.

In addition to his teaching duties at Murray State, Gianforte works each summer with talented pre-college pianists at the Indiana University Piano Academy. Additionally, he regularly presents master classes and serves as an adjudicator in competitions.

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