Dueling Pianos

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The Winter Nocturne concert at USC-Aiken continues the university’s celebration of its all-Steinway school status. 

Steinway artist Pascal Rogé and his wife, Ami, will perform at the Winter Nocturne concert at the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on the USC-Aiken campus at 7 p.m. January 30. They will perform selections from their upcoming recording of the music of Les Six in the dueling piano concert.

Pascal Rogé, an award-winning recording artist from France, has performed in almost every major concert hall in the world and with every major orchestra across the globe. In addition, he has collaborated with the most distinguished conductors in history.

Since the husband and wife started playing recitals for four hands/two pianos, they have travelled the world to appear at prestigious festivals and concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Kings Place, The Sage Gateshead, Sydney Opera House, the Hong Kong Joy of Music Festival, the Singapore International Piano Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Beijing International Piano Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Incontri in Terra di Sienna in Tuscany and the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. They also have recorded several CDs dedicated to the French two piano and four hands repertoire.

USC-Aiken has been an all-Steinway school since February. After extensive fundraising efforts to raise $360,000 with the help of Turner Keyboards, 10 Steinway pianos were delivered to the university for its the stage as well as its classrooms and practice rooms.

“If you are a musician, you know that Steinway is the gold standard of pianos, and Pascal Rogé is one of our favorite Steinway artists,” says Judith Goodwin, USC-Aiken development officer.

Tickets to the concert are $25, but admission is free for all students. For more information, call (803) 641-3305 or visit usca.edu/etherredge-center.