Pianist Roberta Rust performing at UI

Pianist Roberta Rust performing at UI

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Roberta Rust

The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free performance by pianist Roberta Rust at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Riverside Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The program will feature works by Mozart, Claude Debussy, Enrique Granados, John Cage, and George Gershwin.

Rust made her debut as soloist with the Houston Symphony at age 16 and as recitalist at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The New York Times hailed Rust as “a powerhouse of a pianist—one who combines an almost frightening fervor and intensity with impeccable technique and spartan control.” Her recordings feature music of Debussy, Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Prokofiev, and contemporary American composers.

Rust studied at the Peabody Conservatory, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, and received performer’s certificates in piano and German Lieder from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She earned her master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music and her doctorate at the University of Miami. She serves as artist faculty-piano/professor and head of the piano department at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the concert contact the School of Music at 319-335-1603. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.


Christopher Clair, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0900


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