• By Walkertown Branch
  • Posted Friday, August 30, 2019

Free Piano and Flute Music Concert, August 31 at Walkertown Library

Federico Pivetta, piano, and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute, will perform a free concert at Walkertown Branch Library on Saturday, August 31 at 1 p.m. They will play compositions from composers around the world in a variety of styles. Pivetta and Reuter-Pivetta have performed over 100 concerts nationwide and as well as overseas.

Flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player, and teacher. A winner in the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition, she holds top prizes several international competitions. Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has performed as concerto soloist with many orchestras across the United States and Europe. She is a founding member of the critically acclaimed flute, viola, and harp trio, the Fire Pink Trio. The Trio released their debut CD, “Poetry in Motion”, in 2015 on the MSR Classics label. Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has recorded chamber works by Undine Smith Moore, William Banfield, and Anthony Kelley on the Albany label. She has recorded works by Böhm, Bozza, Saint-Saëns, Guiot and Burton with her husband, pianist Federico Pivetta. Their critically acclaimed CD has aired frequently on public radio stations across the country. Performance highlights for the Pivetta Duo include concerts in Chicago, New York City, Italy, and a 75 city nationwide tour. Debra Reuter-Pivetta is the principal flutist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College.

Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles. An active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher, he has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, and their CD, “Passion and Romance” has received numerous accolades. In 1999 they were winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, winning the Community Concerts Performance Prize. The year 2000 marked the beginning of an extensive concert tour across the United States. He has also accompanied renowned tenor saxophonist James Houlik in concerts throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Europe. His collaborations with various jazz groups have resulted in several radio and television appearances and many recording projects. Other highlights include performances with jazz greats Ernie Watts, Reggie Workman, Al Jarreau and Arturo Sandoval. Mr. Pivetta is an active freelance musician and maintains a private teaching studio as well. Federico Pivetta studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and his teachers have included Eric Larsen, Anne Epperson and Barbara Lister-Sink.

More information can be provided by phone 336-703-2990 or via email walkertownlibrary@gmail.com.

Free Music Concert at Walkertown Debra Reuter Pivetta - Flute, Federico Pivetta - Piano
Saturday, August 31 at 1 p.m.

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051

Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.

Click here for driving directions.

Photo credit - Mark Durlak Photography

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