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Music Department to host solo recital by Italian pianist

The Dixie State University Music Department will welcome Italian pianist Niccolò Ronchi to its stage in a featured solo recital.

The recital is set to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Concert Hall of the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State campus. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the DSU Ticket Office, online at dsutix.com or at the door.

Ronchi will perform on the Zions Bank Steinway, which was donated to the University in 2016.  This donation has helped Dixie State make progress on its goal of becoming an All-Steinway School. As part of the DSU Celebrate Steinway series, Ronchi’s performance will highlight the magnificent instrument and promote the art of piano performance at Dixie State.

“Niccolò is a fabulous Italian pianist and has an incredible career, performing as a soloist and with orchestras throughout the world,” Dr. Nancy Allred, professor of music and director of piano studies at DSU, said. “We are excited to welcome him to Dixie State.”

With repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the late twentieth century, Ronchi expresses himself at his best in pieces from the Romantic period and Russian twentieth century. He has received praise from critics and audiences alike for his virtuosity, expressiveness and the communicative power of his interpretations.

Additionally, Ronchi’s performances are highly appreciated for his force and charisma, with which he captures listeners’ attention – so much so that his YouTube videos have reached 150,000 views in only a few months. In addition to performing more than 200 recitals and concerts, Ronchi has recorded with Radio Classica, Radio Vaticana, Telepace, Teletutto, Radio Vera, Radio Brescia Sette, and others.

After starting to play the piano as a young child, Ronchi perfected his skills with the best teachers on the international scene. Upon taking part in national and international piano competitions and execution prizes, he immediately distinguished himself. His track record to date includes almost 70 competition placements, 51 of which were first prizes.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Allred at 435-652-7995 or allred@dixie.edu.