Internationally-Acclaimed Harpist Performs March 7

Feb. 29, 1996

Alison Nicholls, an internationally-acclaimed harp soloist, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in the Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor University campus.

A native of Cambridge, England, Nicholls has traveled extensively in England and the United States, winning award after award in both countries performing both standard masterworks and innovative contemporary compositions. Her awards include accolades from the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, and Oundle International Festival, as well as top honors from the World Harp Festival in Cardiff, Wales, and a performance in London's Portobello Concerts series.

Her present American tour follows two years of study at the graduate level in New York's Julliard School, where she studies with Nancy Allen. There she earned the highest level performance diploma given by Julliard. She serves as principal performer with the New Julliard Ensemble, as well as a participant in Yehudi Menuhin's "Live Music Now!"

Nicholls will be performing "Lesson IV" by John Parry; "Fantaisie, Op.31" by Marcel Grandjany; "Minuet "by Maurice Ravel; "Sonata" by Paul Hindemith; "Images, 4th Suite, Op. 39" by Marcel Tournier; "Impromptu, Op. 86" by Gabriel Fauré; "Improvisations, Op. 10" by William Mathias; "Nocturne, Op. 43" by Alphonse Hasselman and "Sicilienne Variée" by Jean-Michel Damase.

Her recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Concert and Promotions Department of the School of Music at 755-3991.

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