[Updated] Renowned concert pianists Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhaes visited Harker Oct. 9 to conduct a master class and perform. The versatile South African duo, currently on a world tour, spent time with Harker piano students in the two-hour master class, and followed with an evening concert attended by about 130 people. Both events were in the Nichols Hall auditorium; see the slideshow below for photos of the master class.
The visit was arranged by Chris Florio, orchestra director, who noted the pianists were a hit with the students and that the duo enjoyed their visit to Harker. “Piano is very popular at Harker,” said Florio, “and this (was) a great opportunity to bring in international talent to meet our talent. This is another one of those events that you hardly ever find at a high school; it is much more of a college or university type of event.”