Former Miss Missouri to Return to Southeast to Perform


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17, 2006 — A former Southeast Missouri State University music major, who also won the title of “Miss Missouri,” will return to campus to perform as part of the piano team “Duo Esperanza.”  

Patryce “Patches” King Gindele will perform with colleague Karen White in a concert of works for two players at one piano.  The recital will be given at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in Brandt Music Hall Room 205. The recital will include works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin, Ginastera, Dvorak and Duke Ellington. 

Both performers reside in Austin, Texas, and met in Ft. Worth at the Piano Texas International Academy and Festival, formerly the Cliburn Institute. They have performed extensively in homes of friends and colleagues in the Austin area as well as the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and the Armstrong Community Music Center.

A Missouri native, Gindele grew up in Macon and attended Southeast Missouri State University as a music major, performing as both pianist and percussionist.  She has been a collaborative pianist with the Austin Chamber Ensemble, the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Operafestival di Roma.   White is a Texas native and earned the bachelor and master’s degrees in piano performance at Texas Christian University, where she studied with Lili Kraus.  She continued her studies with Nina Svetlanova in New York City before moving to Spain for three years to teach in a private music academy.  She maintains a private studio in Austin.

There is no cost for admission to the program, and the public is cordially invited.  For more information, call the Department of Music office at (573) 651-2141.