Contact: Diane Greenberg, or Mona S. Rowe

Mailed 2/19/98




Upton, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will present a concert by pianist Tatjana Rankovich on Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall. The concert is open to the public.

A native of the former Yugoslavia, Ms. Rankovich came to the U.S. at age 19 to earn her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Juilliard. Since then, she has toured in the U.S., Europe and South America, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics. She has been a featured artist on WQXR's "Young Artist Showcase" and WNYC's "Around New York."

Currently on the piano faculty of Mannes College and the Dalcroze School of Music, Ms. Rankovich has been honored with numerous awards. For example, she captured the first prize at the 1989 Artists International auditions, and she has won top prizes at the Olga Koussevitsky and Young Keyboard Artists International Competitions.

The program for the Brookhaven concert consists of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata in F Major, K. 332; Maurice Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales; Frederic Chopin's Preludes, Op. 28; Paul Creston's Sonata for Piano, Op. 9; and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39.

Tickets may be obtained at the door immediately before the performance. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call (516)344-3550 for a recorded message.

To speak to someone in person, call Brookhaven Lab's Public Affairs Office at (516)344-2345, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.