University of Mobile Professor Kadisha Onalbayeva to Play on Horowitz Piano

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s director of piano studies and professor of music, Kadisha Onalabayeva, will perform on the Horowitz piano on May 10 at 5 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11247 US-31, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 36527. Admission is free.

Onalabayeva played on the Horowitz Steinway piano at a concert six years ago at Fairhope First Baptist Church, where she signed her name on the piano.

The program will include works by Onalbayeva, Gubaidulina, Liszt, Coleman, Uzenbayeva and Gershwin.

Vladimir Horowitz, a Steinway Artist Immortal, is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20thcentury. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades.

Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503 as a wedding gift. Horowitz demanded that the 503 be his exclusive touring instrument during the last years of his life, including his triumphant return to the former Soviet Union for performances in Moscow and Leningrad.

Onalbayeva teaches at the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile. For information on the variety of performing arts degrees in the Alabama School of the Arts, visit or call 251.442.2222.


About University of Mobile

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 degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, 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.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.eduor call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.