'World Studies: etudes from many times and places' piano recital Heidi Brende Leathwood to perform guest piano recital Feb. 6

Heidi Brende Leathwood, nationally renowned chamber and solo pianist, will perform a guest piano recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall at Luther College.  

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program will highlight etudes from around the world spanning the 17th to 20th centuries. Featured composers include Bach, William Bolcom, Maurice Ohana, Claude Debussy, Serge Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Franz Liszt.

A former Decorah resident, Leathwood holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Southern California. In addition, she received her Alexander Technique teacher training from ATI-Los Angeles. As a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Leathwood works with musicians of all instruments and levels, from amateurs to symphony musicians and concert artists.

An avid classical pianist, Leathwood has performed chamber music with members of the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Colorado Symphony and has appeared in many areas of the U.S., playing concertos as well as solo and chamber recitals.

Her CDs, "SmartSleep with Classical" and "SmartPlay with Classical," have received airplay on classical stations nationwide and on Public Radio International.

In September, Leathwood will become director of training at ATDen, an Alexander teacher training institute in Denver. She currently teaches at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.