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Posted on: March 27, 2012

Cherry Hill Welcomes Home International Pianist Greg DeTurk For Concert

Cherry Hill Welcomes Home International Pianist Greg DeTurk For ConcertGraduate of Cherry Hill High School West returns home for performance

(Cherry Hill) The Cherry Hill Arts Board is delighted to welcome home International Pianist Greg DeTurck, who will be performing a concert of Classical Spring Selections at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton Mills Road in Cherry Hill. The Performance will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm.

“We are very fortunate to have Greg returning to his home town to perform and I encourage everyone to join us for this event,” said Gaye Pino, Cherry Hill Arts Board Chair. “I also wanted to give a special thank you to Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Township Council for their support of the Arts Board, and particularly, for their support of this concert.”

Greg DeTurck is a graduate of Cherry Hill West High School, who went on to attend both The Juilliard School and The Eastman School of Music. He has performed on a national and international scale and has won competitions throughout the world.

For ticket information see the Cherry Hill Arts Board Blog site http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/ Ticket information can also be obtained by calling the Cherry hill Department of Recreation at 856-488-7868 or emailing the Arts Board at arts@chtownship.com. Advance tickets are $15.00, or $12.00 with a Cherry Hill Senior Gold card.

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Greg DeTurck Bio

Gregory DeTurck is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Julian Martin and Thomas Schumacher, respectively. As the winner of the 2010 William Petschek Award, he gave his formal New York debut recital at Alice Tully Hall. Recent solo recitals include appearances at Carnegie Hall during Liszt Discovery Day, on Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, at the Palacio Canton in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, and at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institute as part of the Heidelberger Klavierwoche. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Gijon International Piano Festival, Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival, and the American Academy in Beijing. Additionally, Gregory recently appeared in chamber music recitals at Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Tanglewood Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Phillips Collection Series, the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, and on WFMT Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Series. He has won several prizes on the international piano competition circuit, including the Raeburn Prize for Artist of Special Promise at the 2006 Honens Competition in Calgary. Gregory has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; other appearances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Forbidden City Concert Hall with the International Festival Orchestra Beijing, and Thomas Ades’s Concerto Conciso with Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Hall with the composer as conductor. Gregory is an alumnus of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute; he remains active with the alumni association, and has recently performed and taught under the auspices of the Academy in Toyko, Asturias, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, and Merida. This summer he will serve as an adjunct faculty instructor at the Valencia International Piano Festival and the Dakota Sky Piano Festival. Gregory currently lives in Philadelphia, where he serves as a Lecturer in the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences.

Contact info for Greg DeTurck Phone: 646 351 2590
Email: gdeturck@gmail.com

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