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Dr. Kevin Ayesh to Perform Piano Concert at Rocky Mountain College

BILLINGS—Virtuoso concert pianist Dr. Kevin Ayesh will perform the music of Mozart, Chopin and Gershwin at Rocky Mountain College on October 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in Losekamp Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The concert event is free and open to the public.

Ayesh has performed concerts and presented master classes throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong. Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992. As a North Carolina Visiting Artist for four years, he appeared before thousands across that state, performing as many as 50 recitals in a season.

In addition, Ayesh is the recipient of many prizes, including the Naftzger Piano Award, Baltimore Music Club Award, and Winner of both the JCC Baltimore Piano Competition and the Maryland State Music Teachers' Elizabeth R. Davis Memorial Piano Competition. He has been a finalist in several national and international competitions, was awarded Second Prize at the Wideman International Piano Competition, and won both Third Prize and Composer's Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition. He has appeared as concerto soloist with a number of orchestras.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Ayesh holds degrees from the University of Texas and the University of Maryland. He studied under Elinor Aiken, William Race, and Nelita True.