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Zankel to feature duo-piano recital Feb. 10

February 1, 2013

Pianists Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes will present a duo-piano recital Sunday, Feb. 10, in Arthur Zankel Music Center. The pair will perform works for two pianos by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, and Sergei Rachmanioff at the concert, which begins at 2 p.m. in Ladd Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Pianists Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes
Pianists Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes

Hihn is senior artist-in-residence emeritus at Skidmore, where he chaired the Department of Music for several years in addition to teaching responsibilities. He received his musical training at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.   

He has appeared nationally in numerous solo, chamber music and duo-piano concerts, both in concert and on radio. He maintains a strong interest in contemporary music, particularly the works of George Crumb and Charles Ives. 


Patricia Keyes earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and music theory from Boston University (BU), a master’s degree in piano performance at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a DMA degree in piano performance from BU. Her career has included concerts in England and Italy as well as the United States, where she performs regularly as both a soloist and chamber musician (formally a member of the CHISTI Chamber Players).

Keyes has taught at the Luzerne Music Center, where she performed in chamber concerts with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She was also a member of the Boston University Opera Institute, serving as an opera coach, where she collaborated with such noteworthy artists as Phyllis Curtin, Richard Cassily, Phyllis Hoffman, Sharon Daniels and William Graham.

A former faculty member at several colleges and universities in the region, including Skidmore, Keyes currently teaches at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

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