Cynthia Lawing came to Burnsville via Davidson College, north of Charlotte, where she was a member of the Applied Music faculty. It was serendipity that she came into the Toe River Arts Gallery and met executive director, Denise Cook. Conversation turned to music and she discovered that the great Hungarian pianist Lili Kraus was once a resident near Burnsville on a 700-acre farm.  Madame Kraus had delighted residents by presenting piano recitals, always to packed house.  She selected a Steinway Concert Grand which is currently housed in First Presbyterian Church in Burnsville.

Lawing has performed throughout the United States, in Asia, Europe and South America. In honor of the distinguished world renowned pianist, she will be offering a piano recital in the same church on Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM.  The program will include selections from the repertoire frequently presented by Madame Kraus herself, which will include works by Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert and Bartok.

The recital is free and the public is welcome. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 120 Church Street off West Main in Burnsville. 



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