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News Pianist Cecile Licad Performs at Marlboro College


Internationally acclaimed pianist Cecile Licad will perform selections from Romantic composers Emmanuel Chabrier and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as works by Mozart and Chopin in the closing performance in the concert series “A Tribute to Rudolf Serkin” in Marlboro College’s new Serkin Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m.

Born in the Phillippines, Licad began studying piano with her mother, Rosario Licad at the age of three, and later studied with Rosario Picazo in Manila. At the age of 12, she came to the U.S. to study at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she was awarded “Most Outstanding Student.” Licad studied privately with Rudolf Serkin for the following five years.

Licad first gained international attention when she was awarded the prestigious Leventritt Gold Medal in 1981. She has performed internationally with major orchestras from Chicago, Boston, Munich, London and Tokyo, among others, and has collaborated with many renowned musicians including Andrew Davis, Zubin Mehta, David Zinman and Pinchas Zuckerman. Licad has made several recordings including, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor and Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor with André Previn and the London Philharmonic, which received the Grand Prix du Disque Frederic Chopin.

All concerts are free and open to the public. The concerts will be held in the 125-seat Ragle Hall, which is completely accessible. Because seating is very limited, free tickets must be obtained in advance. Tickets will be available three weeks before each performance and must be picked up at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro, or  on the campus of Marlboro College at the Marlboro College Bookstore from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Marlboro College reception desk, (802) 257-4333 Monday through Friday, or visit For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (

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