This Friday night we celebrate the generous donation of a Grand Steinway Piano by the Cody Community Concert Association with our Great Gatsby dinner & a movie event! Join talented pianist Shaun Balch for a classy evening back in time!
Shaun Balch, Zimbabwean born pianist, began playing piano at age 9. He studied under Diana DeWet, an acclaimed pianist credited as being the youngest ever performer to win the Royal College of Music examination performance. He has also studied under Israeli concert pianist Dr. Paul Renan. Balch is credited with being the youngest performer in Southern Africa to win the Open Pianists’ Improvisational award; a title he retained for 3 consecutive years. He also competed in numerous competitions in his native Zimbabwe. Balch left Zimbabwe at age 19 to pursue his career in piano performance at the Welsh College of Music. He was one of 4 individuals chosen to study at the Welsh College of Music under scholarship. Balch, however, walked away from his lifelong dream to pursue integration between his faith and music. Balch’s playing is a rare combination of passionate expression that goes beyond the spoken word, and technical mastery of the instrument.
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