Diane Walsh, pianist

Arts in the Village Concert Series

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On Saturday, April 8, Arts in the Village welcomes American pianist Diane Walsh, who will be appearing in this series for the first time.??An esteemed artist of distinction, Ms. Walsh is regularly heard on disc and in recital, chamber music, and concerto performances throughout the world. In addition to possessing a vast and varied repertoire, ranging from Bach to Bolcom, her recent work on the theatre stage has brought wider recognition of her superlative musical gifts. For this concert, she will be performing works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schubert.

Diane Walsh has been a guest soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra and the orchestras of Austin, Delaware, Indianapolis, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Syracuse. Abroad, she has appeared with the radio symphony orchestras of Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart, as well as orchestras in Brazil, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Russia. In recital, Ms. Walsh has been presented in many of the country???s most distinguished venues, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and Chicago???s Orchestra Hall. International sites include Wigmore Hall (London), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg), Dvor??k Hall (Prague), and the Mozarteum (Salzburg).

Ms. Walsh joined the cast of 33 Variations, the award-winning play by Mois??s Kaufman, in its 2007 debut production at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. The work is focused on Beethoven???s last years and his composition of the Diabelli Variations, which Ms. Walsh performed on stage throughout the play.

In 2009, the play opened on Broadway at the Eugene O???Neill Theatre starring Jane Fonda and with Ms. Walsh as the pianist in 113 performances. In 2011, Ms. Walsh returned to 33 Variations, again starring Ms. Fonda, for a five-week run at Los Angeles???s Ahmanson Theatre.

A Steinway artist, Diane Walsh has released 18 discs of diverse repertoire, and she is constantly in demand as a chamber musician, frequently performing at music festivals and seminars. Her many honors and awards include the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

She was winner of top prizes in the Munich ARD and Salzburg Mozart competitions, as well as Maryland???s William Kapell International Competition and Italy???s Busoni International Competition. A prizewinner in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, she also won that competition???s chamber music award.

Ms. Walsh??was an Associate Professor at New York City???s Mannes College of Music for 32 years and in the fall of 2015 served as a Visiting Artist at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She currently lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, the writer Richard Pollak.

This concert will take place on Saturday,??April 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a wine bar, and tickets are available at the door. First-come, first-seated. Cash and checks only. Handicapped-accessible bathroom facilities are now available. Information:??508-463-5384??