Afternoon Masterclass Series to host Elena Abuladze

FOR RELEASE
2006-02-09
Huntington, Ind.—Elena Abuladze will offer a Piano Masterclass at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 to be held in the Longaker Recital Hall in the Merillat Centre of the Arts at Huntington University.

There is no charge or registration requirement, and the Masterclass is open to the public.

Abuladze was born in 1967 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. She started to take piano lessons at the age of four and performing with an orchestra at the age of seven, as a student of a school for gifted children. In 1992 she graduated from Tbilisi Conservatory and earned her master's degree in music education three years later. In 1996 Abuladze moved to the United States, after being invited to teach at Indiana University South Bend.

Throughout this time Abuladze never stopped performing. Her repertoire includes works for piano by Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.

Currently, as a married mother of two boys, she works at Fort Wayne Ballet and gives private piano lessons. 
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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