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The College of St. Scholastica


St. Scholastica will host an award-winning pianist for a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.

Pianist Brian Hsu, associate professor of piano at Loyola University New Orleans, will perform works from Franz Liszt’s “Second Year of Pilgrimage,” which was inspired by the composer’s journeys in Italy.

Hsu has enjoyed an active performing career throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe since his teenage debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. An award-winning musician, he has appeared as concerto soloist with such ensembles as the Taiwan National Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Haddonfield Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, and University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He has been a guest on New York classical radio station WQXR several times.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by contacting the Spotlight Box Office at 218-723-7000 or

St. Scholastica is a 108-year-old private, independent college in Catholic Benedictine tradition. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” list, Princeton Review’s 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes’ Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at