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Bernadene Blaha

Bernadene Blaha

Bernadene Blaha, whether featured as recitalist, orchestra soloist or chamber musician, has been heralded throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. She first came to international attention as a prize winner in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition; the Young Keyboard Artists International Piano Competition, Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Masterplayers International Competition, Lugano, Switzerland; and the 11th Annual International Piano Competition, New York City. This latter award resulted in two highly-acclaimed recital appearances, at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Lincoln Center Library. Soon afterward, Ms. Blaha was featured in the opening orchestra concert and solo recital at the 29th International Chopin Festival in Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakia, followed by a solo recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. and a solo debut in London, England. In the summer of 1999, Ms. Blaha was invited by Canada’s “Piano 6” to perform with the group in televised gala concerts and she has since remained an active touring member of the project.A highly regarded chamber musician, Ms. Blaha has been a regular guest at international festivals including The Banff Festival of the Arts, The Newport Festival, The Tucson Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Festival of the Sound, The Round Top International Festival, and Festival de San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.Ms. Blaha’s discography includes a solo CD featuring the music of Chopin, a Sonata album with cellist Shauna Rolston, as well as the complete works of Schumann with violist Rivka Golani. Since 1993, Ms. Blaha has been a member of the Keyboard Faculty at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

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