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UTSA HOSTS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PIANIST MARIANGELA VACATELLO JAN. 18
UTSA

January, 2011

The UTSA Department of Music and Arts San Antonio welcome
internationally acclaimed pianist Mariangela Vacatello for a concert
performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the Arts Building Recital Hall
on the UTSA Main Campus. The performance is a part of the UTSA Music
department¹s Guest Artist Series.

Vacatello was one of six finalists in the 13th Annual Van Cliburn
International Piano Competition held in Fort Worth in 2009.  The competition
featured 29 artists representing 14 nations. Each finalist received a prize
package <http://www.cliburn.org/index.php?page=cliburn_prizes> offering
three years of managed concert tours
<http://www.cliburn.org/index.php?page=cliburn_winners>  across the United
States and abroad, valued at more than $1 million.

Born in Naples, Italy, Vacatello has performed at major concert venues all
over the world including musical engagements in Germany, England, South
Africa, Carnegie Hall in New York and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

Additionally, Vacatello has performed as a soloist, with orchestras in
Europe, and at major international festivals, worldwide.

In 2007, Vacatello earned the Laureate Prize at the Queen Elizabeth
International Music Competition in Brussels and the second prize in the 1999
Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Utecht, Germany.

She received her bachelor¹s degree in piano from the International Piano
Academy in Imola, Italy, and her master¹s degrees in piano from the Milan
Conservatory of Music and the London Royal Academy of Music.

UTSA students interested in attending should visit the Department of Music
office in advance to receive limited complimentary tickets.  Additional
tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Jan. 18.

General admission tickets range from $15 to $60; discounts are available for
groups of 10 or more. Purchase general admission tickets at the ARTS San
Antonio
<http://www.artssanantonio.com/IndividualPrograms/MariangelaVacatello/>
website.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher
education institutions in Texas and the second largest of nine academic
universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a
multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a
national research university providing access to educational excellence and
preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA serves more than 30,300 students in 64 bachelor¹s, 48 master¹s and 21
doctoral degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business,
Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts,
Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an
intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development
catalyst for Texas and beyond.  More information online at www.utsa.edu
<http://www.utsa.edu>


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