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NEWS                                             THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
RELEASE                                             Christ Episcopal Church
                                                                   120 S. New Hampshire Street
                                                                   Covington, Louisiana 70433

September 30, 2016


The Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington will present pianist Michael Gurt on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30). The concert is free and open to the public.

Gurt is Paula Garvey Manship Distinguished Professor of Piano at Louisiana State University. He won First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in 1982, and was a prize winner in international competitions in Pretoria, South Africa, and Sydney, Australia. He serves as Piano Mentor at the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland, and was the chair of the piano department at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival from 1987 through 2007. He has served as Piano Chair of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, and has taught at two summer music seminars held at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan.

Professor Gurt holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School and has travelled world-wide with solo orchestral performances as well as solo concerts. He has collaborated with the Takacs String Quartet and the Cassatt String Quartet, and has performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Queensland. He has served on the juries of both the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition and has recorded on the Naxos, Centaur, and Redwood labels.

All Third Sunday concerts are free, open to the public, and followed by a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception where the audience may meet the performers. Concerts begin at 5 p.m. and last one hour. Doors open at 4:30.

Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire St. in Covington at the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park.
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