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Jan 04, 2016

Fabio Bidini, the Carol Grigor Piano Chair at the Colburn School, was profiled in the December 18, 2015 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Bidini, who began teaching at Colburn this past September, is the first to hold the position, created through an endowment gift from board chairwoman Carol Colburn Grigor. Jeffrey Fleishman of the LA Times writes:

“Bidini is a master of the master class. With the rigor of a poet and the flair of a magician, Bidini, an international concert pianist, is one of the most intense teachers in classical music. Many of his students are technically superior and have appeared with orchestras and won prizes at festivals from Seoul to Toronto. He is the man who reveals the deeper meanings of the music they play: the exuberance of Mozart, the power of Tchaikovsky, the ‘tormented, dark, much softer’ side of Rachmaninoff.”

Read the entire article here.

About the Colburn School

Colburn School was founded in 1950 as the Community School for the Arts—a small music preparatory school for the University of Southern California. Richard D. Colburn, a successful businessman, avid musician, and benefactor of the arts, provided generous financial support in the 1980s for the school to become an independent, non-profit institution. In 1986, the school changed its name to Colburn School of Performing Arts to reflect the importance of Richard D. Colburn's support and leadership. The school provides the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. The school serves the community by presenting its students, faculty, and guest artists in more than 300 concerts each year, many of which are free. Additionally, Colburn's outreach programs reach approximately 15,000 underserved children in the community each year.

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