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May 31, 2007

Pianist Conor Hanick Performs June 3 At Old Capitol Museum

As part of Iowa City's Arts Fest, the Old Capitol Museum will present a free performance 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, by accomplished pianist Conor Hanick.

Hanick will play the Museum's 1879 Steinway grand piano, performing works by Schumann, Janacek, Ryan Francis and others. Limited seating is available in Old Capitol's Senate Chamber.

A versatile musician and winner of numerous competitions, Hanick has performed at the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art and many others. Hanick has won top prizes in the Des Moines Symphony, Cedar Falls Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony and Eastern Music Festival concerto competitions, and was a finalist at the Oberlin International Piano Competition.

He began his studies at age 10 with Daniel Shapiro at the University of Iowa. In 2005, Hanick graduated with honors in piano and journalism from Northwestern University, and is currently pursuing a master's degree at Julliard with Yoheved Kaplinsky.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Program: Old Capitol Museum, 319-335-0546