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MMC June Program

Monday Musical Club's June Program features Pianist Ruth Goveia. 

Ruth Goveia will be performing piano solos by Haydn, Debussy, Schubert-Liszt and Chopin. She would like to share her enthusiasm and admiration for these works with the Monday Musical Club audience. Much of Ruth’s enthusiasm started during studies with distinguished pianists such as Edmund Battersby, as well as Béla Siki, Frank Weinstock, and Nils Kayser, with chamber musicians Micu Szigeti and Peter Kamnitzer (La Salle Quartet) and from mentoring received from Steven de Groote.

Her performances in the USA include the Musica Viva Performance Series in Illinois and the New York-based Artur Balsam Chamber Music Project in Wabash, Indiana, as well as at Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Western Michigan University. In South Africa, she has performed as concerto soloist with major national orchestras and has also featured on South African Radio and Television.

Ruth has broad adjudication experience, which extends to competitions, festivals and performance examinations both in South Africa and the USA. She has served on the selection panel for the University of South Africa’s International Piano Competition and as adjudicator for their National Piano Competition. In Michigan, she has judged for MTNA competitions, and was invited as a clinician for the Gilmore Festival’s “KeysFest” in Kalamazoo.

Ruth has a D.M. from Indiana University-Bloomington, M.Mus. from the University of Cincinnati and an undergraduate degree from the University of the Free State in South Africa. She also earned a Performers Licentiate from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.