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University of Kansas piano professor to present fall recital with repeat performances in China

Monday, September 24, 2012

LAWRENCE-Jack Winerock, professor of piano at the University of Kansas, will present a fall recital on Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:30pm, in Swarthout Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Winerock will perform works by Persichetti, Beethoven, Bach and Chopin and will perform encore performances in Shangahi, Beijing, and Shenyang, China from Oct. 6 to 19.

Jack Winerock received undergraduate and master's degrees at the Juilliard School of Music and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. Currently professor of piano at the University of Kansas School of Music, he was awarded the prestigious Kemper Teaching Award in 2003. In 2009, he was chosen Teacher of the Year by the National Federation of Music Clubs, and in 2010 he presented the Chopin Master Class at the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) annual convention.

Winerock received Second Prize in the International Bach Competition, made his orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and played his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. He has toured Europe, Asia, and South America as well as the United States. In 1986, he gave the first performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in the People's Republic of China, and in l990, he was appointed the first U.S. Visiting Professor at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw.

Winerock has achieved national and international acclaim as a performer, teacher, and lecturer. He currently performs solo recitals and presents numerous master classes in Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. His students have won prizes in national and international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the MTNA, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Johanna Hodges. They hold important faculty positions both in the United States as well as in conservatories in Europe and Asia.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music for more information at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.



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