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NewsMarlboro Welcomes Pianist Renana Gutman

Marlboro, VT—Marlboro welcomes pianist Renana Gutman to perform Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major, opus 2, number 3 and Sonata in B-flat major, also known as the “Hammerklavier,” on  Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall, Serkin Center for the Performing Arts, at Marlboro College in Marlboro.

“Hammerklavier” is renowned for being among the most difficult pieces of music written for piano and, according to composer and pianist Ferrucio Busoni (1866-1924), is also the greatest piano piece ever written.

A participant in the Marlboro and Yellow Barn music festivals, Renana Gutman received her bachelor and master degrees in music at Mannes College of Music, where she studied piano with Richard Goode.

Ms.Gutman is a winner of the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, Dorothy MacKaenzie Recognition Award of the International Keyboard Institute in New York, Mannes Community Orchestra Solo Competition and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes Competition. From 1992-2004 she has received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship with distinction.

Gutman has appeared as a soloist with the Belgian “I Fiamminghi” Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Mannes Community Orchestra in New York among others. She has recorded and broadcast solo and chamber music for ABC, BBC, NPR and the Israeli Radio and Television.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more details, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations Department at (802) 258-9259, or log on to our Web site and click on the “News” link.

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