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Pianist Nicholas Ross to Perform at W&L’s Lenfest Center The piano recital will be held on May 11 at 8 p.m.

nickross1800x1200-600x400 Pianist Nicholas Ross to Perform at W&L’s Lenfest Center

The Lenfest Center at Washington and Lee University presents a piano recital with Nicholas Ross at 8 p.m. on May 11 in the Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

The performance is free and open to the public and no tickets are required.

Ross’ recital, titled “Virtuosic Repertoire for the Left Hand,” will feature piano works written for the left hand by a range of composers, including Leopold Godowsky, Johannes Brahms, Erwin Schulhoff, John Holliday and Isaac Albéniz.

Ross is a professor of music and chair of the music department at Otterbein University, where he also directs the keyboard studies program. He has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician for 25 years and has released several critically acclaimed recordings under the Centaur Records label, including his most recent album, “Leopold Godowsky: Apostle of the Left Hand.” Ross studied under the instruction of John Perry, John Bingham, Benno Pierweijer and Matthijs Verschoor, and works collaboratively with Christine Croshaw and David Newbold.

During his time on campus, Ross will also give a masterclass for W&L piano students on May 10.

Ross earned piano performance degrees from ArtEz in the Netherlands, Trinity College of Music in London, and Rice University. Prior to joining Otterbein’s faculty, Ross was an associate professor at Sweet Briar College.

For a full list of this season’s performances, visit the Lenfest Center’s website.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts, home of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies and the Department of Music and Department of Art and Art History is a multi-use facility designed and equipped to accommodate a broad spectrum of the performing arts, including theater, musical theater, opera and operetta, choral and band music, dance and performance art in one energizing complex.