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Concert pianist Yulia Lipmanovich to perform at SXU

Guest Artist Recital set for April 22

Chicago (April 5, 2007) – Renowned Russian concert pianist Yulia Lipmanovich will perform at Saint Xavier University’s Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

Lipmanovich will perform piano works of Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Gliere. The concert is open to the public. It is free to all SXU students, faculty and staff with valid University ID. General admission is $6 and $5 for senior citizens and visiting students.

“Yulia Lipmanovich is an accomplished pianist with a large repertoire and is especially an exponent of the Romantic repertoire, in particular Russian music. There is power and warmth in her playing,” said Ian Hobson, concert pianist and professor of music at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Lipmanovich holds degrees in piano performance from The Julliard School, University of Tel Aviv and University of Illinois. She also studied in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Pre-Conservatory. Her teachers have included Rosina Lhevinne, Ian Hobson, Anthony di Bonaventura and Tatiana Nicolayeva. Lipmanovich has performed as soloist and recitalist in major concert halls in Russia, Israel, Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York.

She has won several international competitions, including the Piano Competition of Soviet Composers, held in Moscow, and the 10th Annual International Piano Competition (1992) in New York. Lipmanovich has served on the faculty of Boston College and Boston Conservatory of Music. She has recently relocated to Chicago, where she runs her own piano studio, teaching students of all ages, and serves as professor of music and humanities at Daley College.

For more information, please contact the Saint Xavier University music department at (773) 298-3421 or view the concert schedule at www.sxu.edu/music/concerts.asp.


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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