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Eric C. Sloss

For immediate release:
February 6, 2003

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music Announces New Time for Mstislav Rostropovich Visit

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music reschedules "A Conversation with Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich" for 2 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2003, in McConomy Auditorium on the university's campus.

Ken Meltzer, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Alan Fletcher, head of Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, will have a question-and-answer session with Rostropovich. The event will also be accompanied with a performance by the Starling Quartet, the School of Music's honors quartet: Jan Fiser and Eunice Keem, violin; Virna Cornejo, viola; Nicole Myers, cello. The event is free and open to the public.

Rostropovich is acknowledged internationally as the world's greatest living cellist. He has inspired the world's leading composers to enhance the standard cello repertoire.

The School of Music is one of five schools in Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music and their associated centers and programs. For more information on the Rostropovich visit and/or the College of Fine Arts contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or email


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