DURANT, Okla. – The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Music Department is among a select group of regional presenters to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Artist Grant. This award will support the upcoming performance of world-renowned Cuban pianist Rosario Andino at the Southeastern Fine Arts Recital Hall on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Andino will also be presenting a master class open to the public that same Tuesday at 2 p.m., also in the Recital Hall.
There is no admission charge for either event.
Andino was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, where she began her musical studies at age four. She graduated with highest honors from the Fischermann Conservatory in Havana and later — after having received a full scholarship there — from the Chatham Square Music School in New York City. She is an alumna – summa cum laude – of the St. George’s School (Havana) and of Hunter College (New York City).
She is a pianist in the grand manner who carries on the tradition of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein, Emil Sauer, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Friedman, Leopold Godowsky and Alexander Michailowsky (all of whom taught her distinguished teachers, Vera Maurina Press and Jascha Fischerman).
Funding for Southeastern’s Arts Alliance grant is drawn from generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ruth Steger Foundation, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
For further event information, contact the Southeastern Music Department at (580) 745-2088 or visit http://homepages.se.edu/music/
For more information about Mid-America Arts Alliance, visit them online at www.maaa.org.