Daily Camera, Boulder
Wes Blomster, “On Key”, November 14, 2010
There's a moment of magic when pianist Ann Schein appears on stage… She walks in briskly, as if going to her living room… Then she sees the audience and pauses with a look of astonishment, as if to say: "But what are all of you doing here?"
University of Colorado pianist Andrew Cooperstock… hosts the pianist for a College of Music residency that begins with a recital… It's
Schein's affinity for the great Romantic composers that prompted the CU invitation.
"This is a big birthday year!" Cooperstock says. "Both Chopin and Schumann were born in 1810, and Ann is the perfect pianist to celebrate their anniversaries."
Schein's CU residency will be of value both to students in pedagogy and performance when she teaches a master class.
"She's a great teacher; she knows how to make music alive and how to communicate."
For the final session of her residency Schein will talk about her lessons with Arthur Rubinstein, with whom she studied early in her career.
Ann Schein's CU residency is sponsored by the James L.D. and Rebecca J. Roser
Visiting Artist Program.