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Musicians to Present Duo Recital

Posted on September 20th, 2005

Joan Griffing, violinist, and Paulo Steinberg, pianist
Joan Griffing, violinist, and Paulo Steinberg, pianist
Photo by Jim Bishop

Eastern Mennonite University music department faculty members Joan Griffing, violinist, and Paulo Steinberg, pianist, will present a joint recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium.

Dr. Griffing, associate professor of music, and Dr. Steinberg, assistant professor of music, will play “Sonata for Violin and Piano” by Cesar Franck.

Steinberg will solo on “Six Short Pieces” by Johannes Brahms and “Vallee d’Obermann” by Franz Liszt.

A reception will follow the recital for Steinberg, who joined the EMU music faculty this fall.

A native of Brazil, Steinberg earned a BM in piano performance from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, an MM in piano performance from Arizona State University and recently completed his DM in piano performance at Indiana University, Bloomington. His dissertation is entitled, “A Physical Approach to Piano Playing.”

Steinberg comes with teaching experience at Indiana University and the University of Indianapolis. He has received several scholarships and awards, performed numerous solo and chamber music performances in Brazil, Canada, Iceland and the United States. In addition, he served as a church musician in Bloomington, Ind.

Griffing, who is chair of EMU’s music department, teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music and conducts the EMU-community orchestra. She is concertmaster with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival held each June on the EMU campus.

Griffing earned bachelors and masters degrees from Indian University and a doctor of musical arts degree in violin performance from Ohio State University.

Admission to the program is free; donations are welcomed ($5 suggested) for the EMU music department student scholarship fund.

Story by Jim Bishop
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