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John Owings, internationally acclaimed pianist, to give solo recital at Transy

John Owings, pianist.
John Owings

LEXINGTON, Ky.—John Owings, internationally acclaimed pianist and artist in residence at Texas Christian University, will perform a solo piano recital in Carrick Theater on Monday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Owings made his orchestral debut with the San Antonio Symphony at age 15. He is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, including the gold medal at the first Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland. His CD recordings on the Koch International Classics and Opus Millésime labels have received outstanding reviews, and his recent CD features the complete keyboard works of Julius Reubke.

He has appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, the Boston Pops, the English Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestras of Colombia and Peru. He has performed recitals in major cities in the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Far East and has been a guest artist at numerous music festivals. His compact disc recording on the Koch label — “The American Piano” — containing the piano sonatas of Barber, Copland and Carter, has received favorable critical acclaim. Also on the Koch label are his two recordings with violinist Fritz Gearhart, “The Unpublished Manuscripts of Quincy Porter” and “The Complete Works for Violin of Robert Casadesus.”

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.