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Manon Hutton-DeWys to Perform in a Solo Piano Recital

August 23, 2011
Contact:          Alice Myers
                        Events Editor and Publicist
                        Bard College at Simon’s Rock
                        (413) 528-7443­­­
Manon Hutton-DeWys to Perform in a Solo Piano Recital 

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA— On Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Bard College at Simon’s Rock will present alumna Manon Hutton-DeWyss in a solo piano recital in the McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center. The concert will feature works by Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.

A celebrated performer of classical and modern music, Hutton-DeWyss has presented concerts in some the world’s best-known venues, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Salle Cortot at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, Symphony Space, the Society for Ethical Culture, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, and the Fenway Center at Northeastern University.

Hutton-DeWyss traces her pedagogical lineage to Franz Lizst. Her teacher German Diez was a pupil of Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau, whose teacher, Martin Krause was Franz Liszt's pupil. Hutton-DeWys was winner of the 2008 Young Artists' Competition in conjunction with contemporary piano festival Keys to the Future, and she was the Bronx winner in radio WNYC's first city-wide "Battle of the Boroughs" competition, which also included jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop artists.

Hutton-DeWyss is a graduate of Simon's Rock College of Bard (A.A. 2003), Bard College (B.A. 2006), and Mannes College of Music (M.M. 2009). She is a member of the chamber music group Opus Nine and is on the piano faculty of Greenwich House Music School and the Waterfront Montessori School in Jersey City, NJ.

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only college designed expressly to educate bright, highly motivated students after the tenth or eleventh grade. Founded in 1966 as the nation’s first and only early college, Simon’s Rock joined the Bard College system in 1979. It maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (the heart of the culture-rich Berkshires), and unique identity as a supportive intellectual home for early college students. Bard College at Simon’s Rock grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.