News & Events
January 12, 2012
Pianist Kimberly Cann will perform in a free concert at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The concert will feature works by Debussy, Liszt, Beethoven and the 20th Century composer Margaret Bonds, one of the first black classical performers and composers to gain recognition in the U.S.
Cann, who now lives in Western North Carolina and keeps a busy teaching and performing schedule, has a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. She won her first national piano competition at the age of 18 and has performed as a soloist with many orchestras. A native of the West Indies who moved to Fletcher as a girl, Cann returned to the islands as an adult to serve as Visiting Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. Now back in the Asheville area, she is active in the music community, serving as the Vice President of the Asheville Area Piano Forum, as a member of the WCQS Community Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
For more information about the performance, please contact Patrick Hill, program assistant for the Music Department, at 828.251.6432.