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Brazilian pianist Anna Stella Schic will lead off this week's round of Gina Bachauer Festival recitals with an appearance Monday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

Born in Sao Paulo, Schic studied with Jose Klaus and, in Paris, with Marguerite Long. She is currently professor of piano at that city's Europe Conservatory. Monday she will be heard in the Op. 35 Preludes and Fugues of Mendelssohn and the "Ciclo Brasileiro" of Villa-Lobos, all of whose piano music she has recorded.Tuesday's recital will be by New York pianist Richard Dowling, who will play sonatas of Scarlatti and Chopin (the B minor Sonata), Mendelssohn's "Variations Serieuses," Lowell Liebermann's Nocturne No. 3 and Ravel's "La Valse." A Yale graduate, Dowling holds a doctorate from the University of Texas and is a former winner of the San Antonio International Keyboard Competition.

Norway's Einar Steen-Nokleberg will perform Wednesday, June 23 - an all-Grieg recital that will feature him in the "Holberg Suite," the Op. 24 Ballade and the Slaetter Dances. Acclaimed for his performances of this composer's music, Steen-Nokleberg is the author of a book on Grieg's piano music and recently performed complete cycles of it in New York and Berlin.

(He will also present a lecture-recital on Grieg Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at Daynes Music Co.'s Steinway Hall, 154 S. Main.)

Steen-Nokleberg will be followed on Thursday, June 24, by Hungary's Christina Kiss in an all-Liszt program that will include the Concert Paraphrase on "Rigoletto," the "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde," the Hungaran Rhapsody No. 14 and Liszt's keyboard transcription of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

A graduate of Budapest's Liszt Academy and New York's Juilliard School, Kiss took first prize in the 1979 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona. She is currently performing the complete piano works of Liszt in New York in a series of 35 recitals ending in 1997.

Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m., in the Assembly Hall, and admisson is free.

- PIANIST VLADIMIR JAN KOCHANSKI will perform a benefit recital in Ogden on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. General admission is $8, or $25 main floor, with proceeds going to cancer patient Gail McIntire.

For information call 626-8500.

- THE FINAL ROUND in this year's Junior Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition will take place Friday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Admission is free.

Competing this year will be 50 pianists, ages 8 to 18, in preliminary rounds Monday through Thursday, June 21-24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Westminster College's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. (Tickets are $5, or $3 for students.) At stake is $5,000 in prize money and, for the Level 2 winner, a Baldwin Model 243 piano and a performance with the Mormon Youth Symphony on Saturday, June 26, at 8 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

The latter, an all-concerto program, will feature members of the orchestra in concertos of Mozart, Cimarosa, Neruda and Lalo. The Junior Bachauer winner will be heard in the first movement of the MacDowell Second Piano Concerto. Robert C. Bowden will conduct and admission is free.

- GRADUATES OF UTAH OPERA'S Young Artists Program for 1992-93 will perform in a gala concert Saturday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

Singing will be Diane Beesley, Karen Brookens, Jeffrey Buchman, Mary Ann Dresher, George Dyer, Steven Fucile, Laurel James, Carolyn Klassen, James Miller, Victoria Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kimberly Mumford, Robert Prosch, Patricia Swanson and Martha and Eric Glissmeyer. They will be heard in excerpts from "Cosi Fan Tutte," "The Magic Flute," "Lucia di Lammermoor," "Rigo-letto," "Falstaff," "Tales of Hoffmann," "Die Fledermaus" and "Der Rosenkavalier."

Admission is free, and the public is invited.

- THE MURRAY SYMPHONY will present its annual summer pops concert as part of Murray City's Arts in the Park series Saturday, June 26, at 8 p.m. in the Murray Park Amphitheatre. Included will be themes from the movies "E.T.," "Exodus," "Superman" and "South Pacific."

Tickets are $5 ($3 for children and senior citizens), available at the Murray Parks Office, Day Murray Music or at the gate. Parking will be available at 495 E. 5300 South or behind the concession stand at the park. For information call 264-2614.