CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis-Oregon State University Piano International’s “Re-imaginings: A Virtual Piano Festival” will feature two video recitals debuting on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The festival is online and free of charge, with no tickets required. Recitals are categorized into four different series: “World Pianists” features established international virtuosi; the “Beethoven Project” celebrates the composer’s 250th birthday; “Catch a Rising Star” showcases up-and-coming young pianists; and “Live and Local” features performers from the Corvallis area.

Rachelle McCabe, OSU professor of piano and Corvallis-OSU Piano International artistic director, and her sister, Robin McCabe, University of Washington professor of piano, will debut the next video recital in the World Pianists series on Oct. 15, performing “Wizard of Oz Fantasy for Four Hands.”

Also debuting on Oct. 15 is the next video in the Beethoven Project, with Craig Sheppard, University of Washington professor of piano, performing Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, Op. 109.

Future performances in the virtual festival will feature Anton Nel (South Africa and Texas), Nyaho (Ghana and Seattle), Mark Salman (Seattle), Conrad Tao (New York City), Stephanie Leon Shames (Oklahoma), Jacques Despres (Canada) and Matthew Goodrich (Oregon).

For more information and to view the recitals, visit

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]


Rachelle McCabe, [email protected]

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