Faculty artist Richard Cionco performs as part of the annual Piano Series. The program will feature works by Bach, Schumann, Janacek, and Liszt. A Steinway Artist, Mr. Cionco is currently celebrating his 20th year on the faculty at Sacramento State. He graduated from the University of Maryland and The Juilliard School, and his major teachers include Rudolf Firkusny, Thomas Schumacher, and Audrey Bart Brown. He studied chamber music at Juilliard under Albert Fuller. A scholarship and fellowship recipient at Juilliard, he was also awarded the Carl M. Roeder Memorial Prize in Piano and upon graduation, the Helen Fay Prize, for exceptional achievement and character. A winner of many competitions, he is also a recipient of a Solo Recitalists Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a career grant from the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts in New York City.