MILTON RUBÉN LAUFER
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2007
GREENWOOD FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH
Playing works by Albeniz, DeFalla, Gershwin, and Debussy
Since making his debut at the age of twelve in Chicago’s Petty Auditorium, pianist Milton Rubén Laufer has enjoyed performing throughout the world to the delight of audiences and critics alike. A Chicago native of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, Laufer began playing the piano at three years of age, and his training includes studies at Chicago’s Music Center of the North Shore, the Moscow Conservatory, the Gnessin Institute-Moscow, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the University of Michigan, and Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career, Laufer has garnered many prizes and awards both nationally and internationally on the competitive stage.
Laufer has performed in venues ranging from New York’s Lincoln Center to Moscow’s Tchaikowsky Hall. His appearances on Spanish-speaking television and radio broadcasts have been aired throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Former U.S. President George Bush Sr., Secretary of State James Baker, Spanish Ex-President Felipe Gonzáles, U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Edward Romero, and members of the Spanish Royal Family are among the many political dignitaries for whom Laufer has performed.