Ludmila Gudnina, Russian Pianist

    Saturday, September 21
    7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall

    Ludmila Gudnina was born in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. At age six she started studying ballet and at seven entered music school.

    Years later, after winning two piano competitions and returning from a performing tour of former Soviet republics, she began teaching piano, theory, and composition. Later she organized a student theater group and wrote and directed all of its performances. She also performed piano duets, many of which were her own compositions. In 1993 Ms. Gudnina moved to Moscow, Russia, where she taught gymnastics and played piano on stage and television. In 1995, she moved to the United States, where she continues to play, compose, record, and teach piano.

    This free event is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.