Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - January 26, 2000
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Pianist Aviram Reichert

WHAT: Pianist Aviram Reichert

WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $25 orchestra and center mezzanine/balcony, $15 side mezzanine and balcony

ADD: Israeli pianist Aviram Reichert--performing for one night only at the Shannon Center--won the Bronze Medal at the 10th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, only months after he was awarded the top prize at the first Dong-A International Piano Competition in Seoul, Korea. His earlier accomplishments include top prizes at the 1995 International Music Competition in Japan and at the 1995 Epinal Competition.

Residing in Tel Aviv, where he completed his studies at the Tel Aviv Rubin Academy of Music, Reichert is a frequent soloist with all the leading orchestras in his native country, including the Jerusalem Broadcast Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta and the Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra.

Since his success at the 1997 Van Cliburn Competition, Reichert has toured extensively throughout the United States and Asia. Additionally, he can be heard on the recently issued Harmonia Mundi CD, which features highlights of his prize-winning solo performances at the Van Cliburn.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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