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Pianist to perform classics at Piedmont College

Jeri-Mae Astolfi repertoire ranges from Renaissance era to the present

POSTED: January 30, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Piedmont College artist-in-residence Jeri-Mae Astolfi will present a piano concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the college Chapel in Demorest.

Astolfi will perform George Frideric Handel’s “Suite No. 5 in E Major,” “Eight Variations on ‘Come un agnello’” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel” by Johannes Brahms. The free concert is at 595 Central Ave. in Demorest.

Originally from Canada, Astolfi has served on the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Henderson State University. Her repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance era through the present, reflects her interest in new music, which has led her to commission and premiere many new solo and collaborative works featured on live radio broadcasts and released by Albany Records and Ravello Records’ Capstone Collection. Her latest recording, “Here (and There): Music for Piano and Electronics” was released in 2013 on the innova recordings label. Astolfi is the soloist for the Wisconsin Soundscapes commissioning and touring project and a founding member, with Holly Roadfeldt, of the duoARtia piano duo.

Astolfi also frequently serves as a piano clinician, coach and master class instructor. An active member in various local, state and national music associations, she serves on the governing board of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and PianoArts, a North American piano competition, festival, and fellowship organization.


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