Internationally renowned American pianist Jonathan Biss to perform at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2013-03-01 09:48:13 - General

Internationally renowned American pianist Jonathan Biss will perform in a Coe College Marquis Series event on Friday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. Entitled "Schumann: Under the Influence," his repertoire will feature the music of Robert Schumann, Leos Janacek and Alban Berg.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

The artistry and musical intelligence of Biss has resulted in The New Yorker describing him as playing with "unerring sophistication." He has gained international recognition for his orchestral, recital and chamber music performances and award-winning recordings. His performances show a repertoire of diverse range, from Mozart and Beethoven through the Romantics to works by contemporary composers.

Biss made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2001, and since has performed with the foremost orchestras of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He frequently performs at leading international music festivals and gives recitals in major music capitals both at home and abroad.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to or call 399-8600.