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VISCOUNT THURSTON PIANO CONCERT

Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 1:30pm

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Program

                     Johann S. Bach          Toccata in D minor, BWV913

                     Franz Schubert           Sonata in A major, D. 664  

Intermission 

                  Fryderyk Chopin         Barcarolle in F# major, Op. 60

                                              Fantasy in F minor, Op, 49

                Sergei Rachmaninov        Prelude in G major, Op. 32, No. 5

                                                                         Etude-tableau in D minor, Op. 39, No. 8

                                                           Prelude in D major, Op. 23, No. 4

                                                                        Etude-tableau in D major, Op. 39, No. 9



Viscount Thurston began piano studies at age 7. At his first public performance at age 17, he played Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in Denver, Colorado with the orchestra led by his teacher, Antonia Brico. As a graduate student at Ohio State University, Viscount won the music school's concerto competition and performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the university orchestra. Studying with Rosemary Platt and then Richard Tetley-Kardos, he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance in 1984. In 2003, he enjoyed the opportunity to reprise his performance of the Rachmaninov 3 in Colorado, this time with the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. He won 2nd place in the 2009 Washington International Piano Artists competition. Viscount is also a performing member of the DC-based Friday Morning Music Club and the Piano Society of Greater Washington. He works for the Federal Aviation Administration at its headquarters in Washington, DC, and lives with his wife, Vickie, in Columbia, Maryland. Their four grown children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter all live in the Baltimore metro area.

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