- The Arts
Now is your chance to come see the timeless talent of classical pianist Antoinette Van Zabner '69, at an intimate concert on Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm at The Music Mansion (88 Meeting Street, Providence)!
Antoinette, born in Austria and raised in the United States, began her musical studies at the age of four and at five won her first competition on the Canadian Broadcasting System. A true child prodigy, at 13 she was awarded a scholarship to study piano with Jean and Robert Casadesus and harmony with Nadia Boulanger in Fontainebleau, France. She made her first orchestra appearance at 16, after winning the Rhode Island Concerto Competition. After Lincoln, she attended Vassar College, where she studied with Blanca Uribe she was granted the Evans Award twice, the Eloise Ellery Fellowship, Phi Beta Kappa, and was named Presser Scholar for her assiduous work in pursuit of excellence in the field of music.
Since then, her career has been broad and varied, but always remarkable—from winning a Fulbright Grant for piano study, to playing with some of the best orchestras in the world, to receiving the Ian Mininberg Award—the highest award of distinction for alumni/ae of the Yale School of Music—she has been truly successful at all levels.
This impressive Lincoln girl will play along with Elisabeth Aigner-Monarth, also an Austrian native, a rare opportunity to see two world-class pianists playing at once! Her performance is being championed by her friend and classmate, Laurel Davis Huber '69, author of The Velveteen Daughter.
DATE: Thursday, March 29
PLACE: The Music Mansion
88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI
TIME: 7 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS: Wine and light fare offered after the concert
If you can come, please RSVP to Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org.