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School of Music piano faculty Nicola Melville, John Milbauer, Omri Shimron and Rebecca Penneys rehearse for “2 Pianos, 8 Hands.” Photo by Lauren Rock.

Teacher, her 3 prized students to perform ‘2 Pianos, 8 Hands’

“It helps that we all went to school together,” said piano maestro John Milbauer.

“I didn’t go to school with you,” said piano chair Rebecca Penneys. “I was your teacher.”

Penneys joins her prized pupils Milbauer, Nicola Melville, and Omri Shimron in the annual “2 Pianos, 8 Hands Extravaganza” on full display at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.

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From left, John Milbauer, Rebecca Penneys, Nicola Melville and Omri Shimron will play in the “two pianos, eight hands” concert at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. Photo by Megan Tan.

Annual ‘two pianos, eight hands’ piano concert is a game of musical chairs

The students in the Chautauqua School of Music’s Piano Program have shown an enormous amount of progress in the past five weeks. With the approach of the first round of the annual Piano Competition this Saturday, which is sure to turn up the burners under those piano benches, students are in need of a little laughter.

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Former piano student Shimron to give guest lecture and recital

Pianist Omri Shimron spent three years working as a student with piano chair Rebecca Penneys at the Chautauqua School of Music. He even followed her to the Eastman School of Music, where she is a member of the piano faculty.

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