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Feb. 2, 2010

Two UI faculty members launch spring 'Piano Sundays' Feb. 7

Ksenia Nosikova (photo, left), and Uriel Tsachor from University of Iowa School of Music will kick off the spring semester of Old Capitol Museum's "Piano Sundays" series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol.

The two Steinway Artists will perform works by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann.

Other scheduled "Piano Sundays" programs will be held March 7 and Apr. 4. All performances will be held in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber at 1:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

Nosikova has performed extensively as a solo pianist and chamber musician in Europe, Russia, United States and South America. She is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where she received her undergraduate and masters' degrees. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado.

Tsachor is a graduate of the Tel-Aviv Rubin Academy and the Juilliard School, where he earned his doctorate. He has performed throughout the United States as recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician and has recorded many programs for radio and television stations in the United States, Israel and several countries in Europe.

This marks the fourth year that the UI School of Music, the Old Capitol Museum and West Music have collaborated to bring the Iowa City area the Piano Sundays series of recitals. West Music has provided the funding for the 2009-10 series.

For more information about the Old Capitol Museum, visit

The UI School of Music is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Visit the UI School of Music Web site at

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kathrine Moermond, Old Capitol Museum, 319-335-0546,; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Holly Berg