Colorado Piano Festival Nov. 23-24 Includes Free Performances

The University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts and School of Music will host the sixth annual Colorado Piano Festival Nov. 23-24, featuring performances by the festival's guest artist, faculty and students. All are open to the public free of charge.

The festival's highlights include a solo recital by guest artist Anton Nel, director and professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas, at 8 p.m., Nov. 23 in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. Nel, a Johanesburg, South Africa, native has performed in venues around the world since winning every major piano competition South Africa while in his teens.

The winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition also will conduct a master class for UNC piano students during the festival.

The students will perform a program featuring solo pianists and chamber ensembles at 4 p.m. on Nov. 23 in Milne Auditorium.

For additional information, visit the festival's website.