posted January 22, 2001

Guest Pianist to Perform Feb. 2

The Hope College Artist Piano Series
will present internationally acclaimed German pianist David
Gross on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial
Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

 

Gross was born in Berlin, and has recorded
numerous broadcasts for German public radio as well as his
1995 recording of the Edouard Lalo Piano Concerto with the
Staatsorchester Frankfurt, which met with much critical
acclaim.

 

Gross also won prizes at the international piano
competitions in Marsala, Italy, and Bremen, Germany. In
1998, he won the nationally competitive Kate Neal Kinley
Memorial Fellowship. In 1999, he appeared on the Dame Myra
Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, Ill.

 

Currently the Resident Artist at Western Michigan
University, Gross holds a bachelor's degree from the Munich
Conservatory, a master's degree from the Yale School of
Music, an artist's diploma from the Hannover Conservatory
and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His teachers
include Ludwig Hoffmann, Arie Vardi, Daniel Pollack, Claude
Frank and John Wustman.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street. Additional information may be
obtained by calling the college's department of music at
(616) 395-7650.