CU To Host Internationally-Acclaimed Pianist Andrea Anderson

CU To Host Internationally-Acclaimed Pianist Andrea Anderson

Jan. 6, 2010
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The internationally-acclaimed pianist Andrea Anderson of California will be returning to Campbellsville University’s campus to present a guest piano recital and piano masterclass on Jan. 28-29, according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music.

          Anderson presented an “outstanding program on campus some years ago under the auspices of the Central Kentucky Arts Series,” he said.

           Her recital will be on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall located in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.  

         The program includes works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel.  

         On Friday, Jan. 29, Anderson will conduct a piano masterclass with university piano students from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gheens Recital Hall.  Both events are open to the public free of charge.

          Anderson earned a Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University in 2001.  Her love of Impressionism fostered an inter-disciplinary research topic exploring the connections between painting, music and poetry of this era, Roberts said.

          Prior to that, she studied at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University and the University of Southern California.  She has several recordings and has concertized internationally.

         She was born in Buchanan, Mich., where her musical skills began attracting attention at the age of four. Her teachers have been Robert Steinbauer, Bela Nagy, Robert Goldsand, Jeaneane Dowis, Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Daniel Pollack and Bernardo Ségall.

         Anderson was granted the Harold Bauer Award by the Manhattan School and a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for further study and performance at the Aspen Music Festival. Sponsors have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts to present Anderson’s performances.

        Anderson has performed in the United States, China, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. Recent United States performances have included such venues as Arizona State University, University of Utah, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, California Institute of Technology, the Palm Springs Desert Museum and the University of the South.

        Roberts said her journey into Impressionism, a unique program combining art and music, has been hailed by critics and audiences alike.

       He invites the public to the performance. For more information, contact Roberts at 270-789-5287 or via e-mail at

       Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.    

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