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Bösendorfer concert at Community College of Philadelphia

Brian Kovach, professor of piano at Community College played a concert with combined orchestra and choir on a Bosendorfer 225.

Community College of Philadelphia, founded in 1964, is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. The main campus is located in a building that was the former Philadelphia Mint. Next to several career and transfer programs the college also offers an Associate's degree in Arts (A.A).

Music Major Program

Brian Kovach is a noted classical pianist and recording artist. As a pianist, the great music critic and composer, Virgil Thomson, described his playing as being "very steady, an excellent pianist". Daniel Webster, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in reviewing Mr. Kovach's recording of the complete piano music of Edgar Stillman Kelley, stated that he uses "a lively technique with appropriate color and expressivity to resurrect music that has all but disappeared."

As a soloist, Brian Kovach has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (formerly Concerto Soloists). Because of his love of chamber music, invitations were given him to appear as accompanist for the Pablo Casals Master Classes in Pittsburgh while Casals was Guest Lecturer. In Philadelphia he has appeared as Guest Artist with the New Philadelphia Quartet (members of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Mr. Kovach is an active chamber musician and recitalist in the Philadelphia area and a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra's keyboard/substitute pool. He has appeared with this orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Chailly and Charles Dutoit. He is a member of the Kovach Trio, along with his son, Joshua, and violinist Luigi Mazzocchi.

At present, Mr. Kovach resides in Philadelphia with his family. He is Associate Professor of Music at the Community College of Philadelphia and was instrumental in the development of the Music Major Program at the College.

Group picture with the artist - Jack Moore, conductor, Prof. H.L. Smith, Bösendorfer, Brian Kovach with his wife and a student conductor, and Robert Ross, director of music program (left to right)