MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile will present the first ASOTA Piano Festival event with a performance by Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva and Greg Wiggins on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
The free concert will take place in Moorer Auditorium on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy., Mobile, Alabama 36613. Please note that face masks are required in University of Mobile buildings. For COVID-19 guidelines at UM, visit umobile.edu/coronavirus.
Selections from Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, Fabre and Infante will be presented by Steinway Artist, Professor of Music and UM Director of Piano Studies Onalbayeva, and UM Piano Instructor and Elite 88 ensemble director Wiggins.
Onalbayeva is the founder and president of the Gulf Coast Steinway Society. She has performed across the globe as a recitalist, chamber musician, composer and orchestral soloist, winning the “Glad Robinson Youse Adult Composer Award” in 2019. Her new CD titled “Think…Together” is available on Apple Music or through her website at kadishaonalbayeva.com.
Wiggins has performed in over 85 countries as a pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator, clinician and vocal coach. He was keyboardist and arranger for the Gospel Hall of Fame group TRUTH, arranging and producing over 20 recordings and three musicals.
About the University of Mobile
The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.