Grammy® nominated artist to perform at USD

Grammy� nominated artist to perform at USD
Grammy� nominated artist Petronel Malan will be this year's Department of Music Rawlins Visiting Artist at The University of South Dakota. Malan released her debut recording Transfigured Bach: The Complete Bach Transcriptions of Bartok, Lipatti and Friedman, in 2003. The recording was nominated for three Grammy� awards, including "Best Instrumental Solo Album 2004."�

Malan's recital will take place on Monday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.�She will also be hosting a Master Class in the Colton Recital Hall from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15.�Both events are free and open to the public.

The Master Class is an event where students play for the "professional" in front of everyone that attends and then the "professional" gives the students tips and pointers.

Malan began piano lessons at age 4 with her mother, then studied with legendary South African teacher Adolph Hallis. She debuted with the Johannesburg Symphony at the age of 10, and won the first of many awards at age 12. She continued her studies under Joseph Stanford, Steven de Groote and Ralph Votapek.

Malan completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and her graduate degrees at the University of North Texas, studying with Joseph Banowetz. She is currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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