Pianist Faina Lushtak will be the featured performer at this week's convention of the Utah Music Teachers Association, to be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, at the University of Utah.
The Soviet-born Lushtak will present a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Room 200 of Gardner Hall. Music students may attend free; tickets for the general public are $3.Educated at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Lushtak immigrated to this country in 1978. Currently, in addition to concertizing, she teaches piano at Tulane/Newcomb. In 1983 two of her compositions for keyboard were chosen for the Louisiana Music Teachers Association piano tournament.
Also attending this week's convention will be the noted musicologist Willard A. Palmer. A recognized authority on baroque performance practice, he will lecture both Thursday and Friday mornings at the U. Union Building. Lushtak will also conduct a master class Thursday, with additional presentations Thursday by Ann Bogdanich and Friday by Carolee Eriksson, Steve Richins and Dave Eskridge, the last two on electronic keyboards.
Registration will be Thursday between 8:30 and 9 a.m. in the Saltair Room of the Union Building. Fees are $40 for UMTA members and $70 for non-members. For information call 295-1926.