Exceptional young piano and vocal talent to perform at Lake Erie College
Talented piano students of internationally acclaimed Romanian pianist, Lucia Markovich, and soprano vocalist, Noriko Fujii Paukert, will present “CIM at LEC” on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Morley Music Building of Lake Erie College. This concert will be the fourth in a series of concerts.
The gifted young students, enrolled in the Preparatory and Continuing Education Divisions of the Cleveland Institute of Music, range in age from seven to 16 years. Included in the list of composers featured in the program are Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Bartók.
Markovich is a member of the piano faculty of the preparatory division of CIM and studied at Lycée of Music and Arts in Cluj, Romania. She earned a master of art degree from Gh. Dima Conservatory and is the author of “The Most Current Methods of Teaching Piano to Beginners,” published in 1982. An accomplished soloist and recital pianist, she has performed frequently in recitals, with orchestras and with chamber music artists in Romania, Vienna and Cleveland.
Paukert is chairman of the Preparatory Voice Department at CIM and adjunct professor of voice at Cleveland State University since 1980. She also taught at the Cleveland Music School Settlement from 1975 to 1981. Paukert has performed Lieder recitals, oratorios and chamber music, as well as recordings for radio stations in the U.S., Japan and Europe. She has collaborated with the Saint Louis Symphony, Chicago Camerata and Flemish Music Festival (Belgium), among others.
The concert is free and open to the public. No reservations are required and doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Audience members are invited to remain after the concert to meet Ms. Markovich and her students. For further information, please contact Professor Paul Gothard at 440.375.7030.
Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,200 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 33 undergraduate majors and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.