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Archive for January 7, 2015

Hess Concert Features Homegrown Cellist

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Cellist Laura Usiskin and pianist Katsura Tanikawa perform a free, lunchtime recital at Chicago’s Cultural Center.

Cellist Laura Usiskin grew up in the Chicago area, studying at the Music Institute of Chicago, and later with Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Richard Hirschl. She studied neuroscience at Columbia University, and went on to Juilliard and Yale for Masters and Doctoral degrees in music. She teaches at the University of Alabama-Birmingham