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Matthew Bengston to Perform at KU

October 11, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Reading, Pa., native Matthew Bengston will perform a piano recital on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Bengston will perform the works of Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin. The recital is free and open to the public.

Bengtson, a Steinway Artist, has been critically acclaimed as a "musician's pianist." He has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist to composer, analyst and scholar of performance practice.

As a La Gesse Fellow, he has presented concerts in France, Italy, Hungary and at Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello. He has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and on the Pro Musica series in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

He has performed with the Reading, Pottstown, Ridgefield and Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with violinist Joshua Bell on NPR's "Performance Today" and XM Satellite Radio's "Classical Confidential."