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"Sounds of Music" Concert Series: Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt

  • Saturday, October 05, 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • Neighborhood

More information on this concert series is on our "Sounds of Music" Concert Series page.

This award-winning, dynamic performer is in high demand in the Detroit area and beyond. A Dearborn native, Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt's considerable talents have taken her around the world. A cum laude graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University, she studied piano performance with Joseph Evans & Henry Harris. As an undergraduate, she performed as piano soloist on the Kellogg Concert Series, the University of Windsor Concert Series, and with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. She received a Masters of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University studying with Menahem Pressler, renowned pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio. Ms. Csurgai- Schmitt was on the piano faculty of George Mason University while continuing a performance career in Washington, D.C. A founding member of the Cosmos Camerata, she performed at the Cosmos Club, the Phillips Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. After a remarkable recovery from a repetitive stress injury (developed while preparing for several European tours), her career shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, Jacqueline is the pianist with the Dearborn Symphony and last collaborated as soloist with the orchestra when she played the Liszt Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra in April of 2010, substituting at the last moment for the injured soloist. Ms. Csurgai- Schmitt is on the music faculty of Marygrove College and Madonna University as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach.

Ms. Csurgai-Schmitt was honored by the Dearborn Council of the Arts and the Mayor’s Office with the 1998 Artist/Performers Award and has received the Commemorative Award of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution from the Hungarian Freedom Fighters Association for her performances and artistic contributions to Hungarian-American culture both in metro Detroit and in Windsor. Come enjoy an evening of fine classical piano in the highest performance tradition. Light dinner fare and drinks will be served.


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