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CHATHAM HALL Presents

EUGENIE RUSSO ’73 Piano 800 Chatham Hall Circle Chatham, Virginia 24531 www.chathamhall.org

St. Mary’s Chapel Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:00 p.m.


Eugenie Russo was born in New York City and is a 1973 graduate of Chatham Hall. She studied piano at Oberlin Conservatory with Jack Radunsky, in Vienna with Carmen Graf-Adnet and in Salzburg with Elizabeth Leonskaja before obtaining her diploma in piano performance with Hans Graf at the Hochschule fßr Musik (now the University of Music) in Vienna. Ms. Russo, a former State of Virginia Artist in Residence (1987 and 1992), has toured internationally on behalf of the US State Department and Austria and given solo performances throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has performed on the Austrian State Radio, Saarland Radio in Germany, Czech State Radio, Leningrad Television, NTV in Turkey, and National Public Radio in the United States. She has also performed at many international festivals and has been a soloist at Capella Hall in St. Petersburg, Grosser Musikvereinsaal in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Leighton Hall in London. Eugenie Russo’s solo recordings include works by Edward MacDowell, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland , Johann Strauss, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and Egon Wellesz. In addition, Ms. Russo has made a number of chamber music recordings including the Brahms Hungarian Dances arranged for violin and piano by Josef Joachim with violinist Yuval Waldman. Ms. Russo has been head of the Piano Dept. at the Josef Matthias Hauer Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt, Austria since 1991 and a professor at the annual "Vienna International Pianists" Summer Academy since 1997. She is also a jurist for the International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition.

Program Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Five Sonatas for Piano

Sonata in A Minor, KV 310

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Allegro maestoso Andante cantabile con espressione Presto

Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76 Capriccio in F# Minor Capriccio in B Minor Intermezzo in B Major Capriccio in C# Minor

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Genie Russo '73