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Chamber Trio featuring Flutist Robin Kani to Perform at Moravian

Bethlehem, Pa., August 31, 2007—The Chamber Trio will perform at Moravian College on Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in Historic Bethlehem. The extraordinary flute virtuoso Robin Kani, will combine her talents with Adrianna Linares playing the viola, and Frances Duffy commanding the harp.

Robin Kani, artist/lecturer (flute) at Moravian College, has been described by the New York Times as an artist with "professional aplomb as well as technical authority.” Ms. Kani is flute soloist in The Bethlehem Bach Choir recordings of the Mass in b minor and Christmas Oratorio. She has appeared as soloist with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in Philadelphia, Washington and New York City. Currently, Ms. Kani is principal flutist of the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Allentown Symphony, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and has appeared in performances throughout the Eastern United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic. This summer she toured England and Scotland with the Bethlehem Bach Choir Festival Orchestra and performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga, New York. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan, Ms. Kani continued her musical studies at the Juilliard School of the Performing Arts, receiving her master of Music degree studying with the renowned flutist Samuel Baron.

Adriana Linares, artist/lecturer (viola), at Moravian College, has won numerous awards including first prize in the Latin American Music Competition in Indiana, the Solo Viola Competition at Indiana University, and the Kuttner String Quartet Competition. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Viola Performance from Indiana University where she studied with Atar Arad and a Masters Degree from Temple University where she studied with Roberto Diaz. As a chamber musician she has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and her native country of Venezuela and has appeared as a soloist with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, the Virtuosi de Caracas, the Middletown Symphony, and the Illinois Philharmonic. She has been a member of the faculty at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the Festival Nuevo Mundo in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and the University of Louisville Chamber Music Program and is currently on the faculty at Kutztown University and Moravian College. She is Principal Viola with the Philadelphia Virtuosi and performs with the Dali String Quartet, Satori Chamber Players, the Harrisburg Symphony and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.

The Chamber Trio harpist, Frances Duffy, teaches pedal and lever harp to all ages in the NYC metropolitan area.  He serves as faculty artist at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina every summer. His performances range from solo to orchestral, Broadway and chamber music. Duffy holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Manhattan School of Music.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens, and children 12 and under. For tickets and additional information please contact: Rose Panik, 610-861-1650 or email, music @moravian.edu. 15 adults / $10 students/seniors/children.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.