Diploma, Paris Conservatory
Parisian pianist Annie Petit, Artist-in-Residence at Muhlenberg College is a prize-winning artist whose performances have been praised, not only for the clarity of the technique which she exhibits, but also for her sensitivity, interpretation and sense of style. Miss Petit is a graduate from the National Conservatory of Paris where she won First Prize in Piano and Chamber Music at the age of 15. At age 17, she received the Interpretation Prize at the Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest and following that, participated in master classes conducted by Alfred Brendel, Paul Badura-Skoda and Jorg Demus during the Vienna Festival. She launched her solo career in 1960, playing orchestra concerts and recitals throughout Europe and North America, and also performing with chamber music groups. Among her many television and radio appearances was a televised performance with the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra of the Bartok First Concerto. For three years Annie Petit was in residence at Indiana University, studying with Gyory Sebok and serving a his assistant. She has recorded six albums of French music for the Vox and Pantheon International labels. In addition to her position at Muhlenberg College, she is currently on the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.