Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2008

Women Composers Series to Feature Feb. 10
Recital and Lecture by Pianist Ivana Cojbasic

Who: Ivana Cojbasic, international performer and professor of piano

What:  Annual Women Composers series: "The Untapped Source XIII" recital and lecture, featuring Piano Sonata composed by Sofia Gubaidulina

When: Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.

Where: Music Building Recital Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

Ivana Cojbasic has performed as a recitalist, a soloist with orchestra, and a chamber musician throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in piano performance from the Music Academy, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (today Serbia and Montenegro), and a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of North Texas.

Cojbasic was an assistant professor of piano at the University of Belgrade, and has taught piano at the University of North Texas, Mesa State College, in Colorado, Bowling Green State University, in Ohio, and Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University, in Spokane.  She is currently developing private piano studios in Seattle and Spokane.

During the Feb. 10 event, Cojbasic will perform Piano Sonata, by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, and will give a presentation on the processes involved in understanding the sonata's musical language and content. Cojbasic will also discuss the transformation of sound and rhythm into an aesthetic statement as they relate to physical realization at the piano.

 Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



Judith Schoepflin, associate professor of music, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4583 or jschoepflin@whitworth.edu.

Loree Swegle, music department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3280 or lswegle@whitworth.edu

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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