Springvale-Sanford Historical Society to offer piano concert

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Culture

Springvale-Sanford Historical Society to offer piano concert

SPRINGVALE — The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will present pianist Laura Kargul in concert on Oct. 13

Kargul will be playing Schubert's Sonata in B Flat Major and Chopin's Sonata in B Minor.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the society's museum located at 505 Main St. in Springvale. Tickets are $15; people age 21 and younger may attend for free.

Kargul, a Michigan native, began piano studies at the age of 6, gave her first solo recital at age 11 and performed as a concerto soloist with an orchestra at age 13.

After receiving her doctorate in piano performance from the University of Michigan, Kargul performed internationally. Her European debut in the Netherlands in 1985 was hailed by the Rotterdams Nieuwsblad as “one of the most remarkable debut recitals recently given in our country.” Subsequent tours have included solo concerts in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and the West Indies. As a collaborative artist she has performed with ensembles such as the Lark Quartet and the Da Ponte String Quartet in venues such as Music Mountain in Connecticut and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.

Kargul moved to Maine in 1989 to join the piano faculty at the University of Southern Maine, where she now serves as the director of keyboard studies.

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