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FIU Music Festival 2019: Kemal Gekic and Frank Cooper

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Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

WPAC - Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

Join world-renowned musicologist Frank Cooper and FIU Artist-in-Residence and preeminent pianist Kemal Gekic for an intimate multimedia presentation and performance featuring Chopin's Prelude Op. 45 and Franz Liszt's Apres une lecture du Dane: Fantasia Quasi Sonata.  



Called by the Miami Herald “South Florida’s cultural maven” and “a Renaissance man,” Frank Cooper has lectured in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Indiana University, MacMaster University (Ontario), SUNY Purchase, and the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), and appeared on National Public Radio, the CBC (Toronto), the BBC (London) and Radio Nederlands (Hilversum). Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Van Cliburn Foundation, Ford Centre (Toronto), Rialto Centre (Atlanta), TIME/LIFE, Arabesque Records, RCA Victor, Audiofon Records and the International Piano Archives have commissioned annotations from Prof. Cooper, who is the author of more than seventy published articles about music.



Born in Split, Croatia, Kemal Gekic is Artist-in-Residence and Professor at the Florida International University’s School of Music. He is a visiting professor at the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo and a guest lecturer at numerous universities and academies throughout the world. He has served as a juror on numerous piano competitions. Programs on his life and his performances have been broadcast by Rai Italia, TV Portugal, TV Yugoslavia, NHK, POLTEL, CBC and PBS, etc. As a recording artist, Kemal Gekic has won accolades in Europe, America and Japan.


Event Type

Music, Arts & Culture


Faculty & Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Students, General Public


music, CARTA, festival, keyboard, music festival, wertheim performing arts center, piano and organ, artist in residence, chamber


$20 General Admission, $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, Seniors, and Alumni, $5 Students (with valid i.d.)

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts


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