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Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with exciting spring lineup

February 7, 2014
Satterlee

Robert Satterlee

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, Feb. 18 with pianist Robert Satterlee of Bowling Green State University. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

Satterlee is known for his reputation both as an accomplished solo recitalist and chamber musician. He has performed in Romania, Serbia, Greece, China, Thailand, Sweden, Holland, and Kenya. He holds degrees in piano from Yale University, Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Since 1998, Satterlee has been on the piano faculty at Bowling Green University, having previously taught in Illinois, Missouri, California, and Connecticut. During the summer he teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany.

The Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series was created to raise awareness of Drake's fundraising efforts to purchase of 70 new Yamaha pianos for the music department. Keys to Excellence features internationally acclaimed artists performing on the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand, an instrument that debuted in 2010 to rave reviews for its revolutionary sonorous clarity and extensive tonal range.

The Yamaha CFX was recently purchased for Drake University through the generous support of Sally B. Bartlett, who was recognized at a concert on Dec. 8.

The remaining events in the series, which are also free and open to the public, are as follows:

Monday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.: Sergio Gallo, associate professor of piano at Georgia State University,
Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.: Nathan Carterette of Pittsburgh, Penn., performs Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach,
Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.: Marina Horak, professor of piano at academy of music in Ljubljana (Slovenia),
Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.: Anthony Molinaro, assistant professor of piano at Loyola University (Chicago),
Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave.

The Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series is sponsored by Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University.

For more information, contact Nicholas Roth at 515-271-2857 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.