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Jul062012

Malinee Peris, Amico Artists Board Member, to give piano concert July 12th

The George Washington Summer Piano Institute presents Malinee Peris in a solo piano concert July 12th at 7 pm at the United Church at 1920 G St NW (corner of 20th and G Sts) in Washington DC. The program, called laughing water, will feature the music of Debussy, Ravel, Liszt and Chopin. The concert is free and open to the public.

Professor Peris is an Advisory Board member of Amico Artists. We released a CD of her most recent recording in aid of breast cancer survivors, "My Journey From Darkness to Light with Chopin" in October 2010. which may be purchsed at www.amicoartists.com. The CD may be purchased as singles or in bulk to give to breast cancer survivors by clicking on the Support Us link on this website.

Ms. Peris, a well known concert pianist who is the Director of Keyboard Studies at GWU, has just returned from giving a concert in her native Sri Lanka where she holds the title of "Kala Keerthi", Sri Lanka's highest honor for the Arts and a lifetime achievement award from the Sri Lanka Foundation of America.

Ms. Peris trained at the Royal College of Music in London and gave her first solo public recital at the age of 12. She also studied with Henry Sztompka, Leon Fleisher, Earl Wilde, and Ilona Kabos. During her extensive career she has given recitals worldwide throughout Europe, Isreail, Australia, and the United States. Hungarian-born virtuoso Louis Kentner was her teacher and mentor for over 20 years. Professor Peris was featured as soloist at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at a concert to mark the 22nd anniversary of Human Rights Day. She has given a series of lectures for Independent TV in Britain titled "Music as an International Language," performed frequently for the BBC and for Belgian Radio Three.

Professor Peris's recent recordings include Ravel and Debussy (2002), From Portugal to Brazil (2003), From Spain to Mexico (2005), and A Child's Garland of Music (2007). For more information go to www.malineeperis.com

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