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USF College of The Arts

Steinway Piano Concert Series

Artistic Director: Svetozar Ivanov

Currently in its 20th season, the Steinway Piano Series at University of South Florida School of Music has presented concerts and master classes by over 100 distinguished international pianists. Recent guests include Pascal Rogé, Richard Goode, John O’Conor, Arthur Greene.

Tickets for the 2023-2024 Season are being offered free of charge and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lobby will open 1 hour prior to the event, and the doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the performance. Please arrive ahead of time to ensure your ticket as seating is limited.

2023-24 Series 

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Sun-A Park – Piano 
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall

Korean-American pianist Sun-A Park presents a program celebrating 150th anniversary of Rachmaninoff's birth, along with favorite masterpieces for the keyboard.

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Tian Tian – Piano 
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall

Acclaimed Chinese-American pianist Tian Tian, a prize winner from numerous International piano competitions, will present a program of piano favorites featuring Ravel's La Valse and Rachmaninov's Second Piano Sonata.

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Tetiana Shafran - Piano
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4pm,
in Barness Recital Hall

Acclaimed Ukrainian pianist Tetiana Shafran, prize winner from more of 25 International piano competition, presents a program featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt.

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Eunmi Ko - Piano 
Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall 

Pianist Eunmi Ko plays solo piano works with electronics and pieces written for her.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall

Brancaleoni International Music Festival Gala Concert, featuring the 2023 Steinway and Rutenberg Series Award Winners

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Vedrana Subotic - Piano
Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall

Pianist Vedrana Subotic presents the Romantic piano era's biggest fireworks - the two epic sonatas by Franz Liszt. The grand musical arch of the B Minor and the phantasmagorical vision of Dante's Divine Comedy is musical story-telling at its best. Framed by the two Liszt masterpieces is a world premiere of two original arrangements of traditional Balkan melodies, reimagined for solo piano by Christopher O'Riley and Igor Iachimciuc.

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Layla Ramezan - Piano
Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 4:00 pm, in Barness Recital Hall

Iranian pianist, Layla Ramezan, invites you to an exploration of Persian musical culture and highlights the strong connections between Eastern and Western worlds, a fruitful source of inspiration for many artists.

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Jose Lopez - Piano
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm, in
Barness Recital Hall

Acclaimed Cuban-American pianist Jose Lopez presents "Stars of David" - a program of 19th Century Jewish composers.

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There is a fee to park at USF and this is enforced (24) twenty-four hours a day, (7) seven days a week. For College of The Arts Events, the parking fee is waived after 7pm Monday-Friday only. 

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If you have any questions or concerns, the CoTA Box Office is available for patron assistance by emailing

If you would like to become a Patron of the Steinway Piano Series, please contact the Founder and Artistic Director of the Series Svetozar Ivanov at (813) 974-2311.