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Dorothy and Nicholas Renouf play piano duets at the Collection May 1
Performance features the Collection’s Erard grand piano from 1883
The Yale School of Music presents the piano duo of Dorothy and Nicholas Renouf in a performance on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven). The husband-and-wife duo will play music for piano four hands by Mozart, Schubert, Dvořák, and Fauré. This recital will conclude the 2010-11 concert series at the Collection of Musical Instruments.
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery. This performance will feature the Collection’s grand piano made in Paris in 1883 by Sebastien Erard, one of the most important and innovative instrument makers of his day.
Tickets to the recital are $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. For more information, visit the School of Music’s website or call the concert office at 203 432-4158.
About the Performers
Dorothy Renouf received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied the piano under Gunnar Johansen and Paul Badura Skoda, and the Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied under Veronica Jochum. She teaches piano privately at her studio in Guilford.
Nicholas Renouf received the Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Miklos Schwalb, and the Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied piano under Donald Currier and harpsichord with Richard Rephann. He is an associate curator of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and is the director of music at St. Mary’s Church, New Haven.