Local musician to give graduating recital
Laura Murray of Bristol’s Hope will be featured in an evening of solo piano music for her Graduation Recital next month. Presented by Memorial University’s School of Music, the recital will take place 7 p.m. April 10, Good Friday at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall.
Laura is a fourth-year piano student in the Bachelor of Music Program.
Laura will be performing selections by Haydn, Shostakovich, and French-Canadian composer Maurice Dela.The recital will conclude with a performance of Danzas Argentinas by one of Latin America’s leading composers, Alberto Ginastera.
The recital will be given in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.
Murray has been studying with Dr. Kristina Szutor at Memorial University’s School of Music since leaving Bristol’s Hope, Conception Bay in 2005 to pursue her music studies.
In her final year of high school and first three years of university, Murray taught private piano, voice, and theory lessons from her home in Bristol’s Hope, but was not able to continue this year because of her participation in a French Immersion program in St. Pierre and Miquelon.
A frequent participant in the Kiwanis Regional Music Festival in Carbonear for many, many years,“it was through these performing opportunities her love for music took root,” said a spokesman for the Music School.
She studied piano, voice, and theory with Tony Stephenson in Bristol’s Hope until 2004, and with Sally Rowsell in St. John’s from 2004-05.“At Memorial University, Laura has always found the time to volunteer with student organizations such as Students For Literacy, and the Women’s Resource Centre,” the spokesman said.
She took part in the Accordion Revolution in 2005, the largest accordion ensemble ever which performed at Bannerman Park during the St. John’s Folk Festival.
The free recital is open to the general public.