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DATE: May 10, 2013 9:29:03 AM PDT
WWU to Host Kay Zavislak in Concert at Firehouse PAC on May 17

Contact:  Jeffrey Gilliam, Western Washington University professor of Music, (360) 650-3709, Jeffrey.Gilliam@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Department of Music will host American pianist Kay Zavislak in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center located at 1314 Harris Ave. in Bellingham.

The evening concert, which will feature selected works by Johann Sebastian Bach, is free and open to the public.

As an active performer of works by J. S. Bach on both piano and harpsichord, Zavislak recently attended an International J. S. Bach Workshop at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, Germany.

Currently an assistant professor of Piano and Keyboard Area coordinator at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music, Zavislak enjoys a teaching and performing career shaped by her international upbringing.  She spent her formative years in Japan and attended the Toho Gakuen High School of Music, one of the most prestigious conservatories in Japan.  Zavislak earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Music from the University of Michigan.

In addition to her teaching career, Zavislak has performed around the world both as a soloist and in chamber concerts, and has two commercial recordings through Centaur Records.  She has also been the recipient of several awards, including first prize in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition for Young Professionals, second prize in the Richardson Young Artist Award Competition, and second prize in the All-Tohoku Piano Competition in Japan.

For additional information please contact Western’s Department of Music at (360) 650-3130.

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