The festival concludes with the Student Piano Recital, featuring the area’s best young pianists performing on Ogunquit Performing Art’s famed Steinway. Talented local students have the opportunity to perform on a world class piano before a live audience.
The Festival, and especially this recital, honors the memory of Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham, the founder and first Chair of Ogunquit Performing Arts. A pianist herself, “Betty” studied, performed and taught piano for most of her life. She saw to it that Ogunquit Performing Arts acquired its spectacular Steinway Concert Model C Grand Piano, which still remains OPA’s greatest treasure.
Betty had been a piano student all her life, receiving music degrees from Smith College. She continued piano studies for many years, working with Estelle Broussard of Dunbarton College in Washington, D.C. and William Masselos, noted concert pianist and faculty member at Julliard School of Music in New York City.