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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents Belgian Pianist Andre de Groote

            BOCA RATON, FL (January 25, 2007) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the romantic music of Belgian pianist Andre de Groote.   The concert, part of Florida Atlantic University’s Chamber Music Concert Series, will be held on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. in the Harid Conservatory at 2285 Potomac Street, Boca Raton. General admission is $15 at the door.   FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni may obtain free admission with ID.  

            De Groote is known all over the world for his mastery of and unique artistry in classical piano.   He has performed in concert halls in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle and the Far East.   De Groote has played with the Chilingirian and Via Nova string quartets, the Vega and Vitalys ensembles, the violinists Yayoi Toda and Augustin Dumay, and cellist Viviane Spanoghe.   He was awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal in London and was a laureate of the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) and ARD (Munich) competitions.

On February 10, de Groote will present a concert of intimate and romantic music including “3 Intermezzi, op. 117” by Johannes Brahms, “Variations and Fugue on a Theme” by George Friderik Handell, and Franz Schubert’s “Sonata in B flat major, D. 960.”

            The concert is presented by the School of the Arts in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.   For further information, call FAU’s department of music at 561-297-3820.   For further information on other concerts at FAU, visit www.fau.edu/music.  

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