Incoming Purdue Freshman Hosts Concert with Park Avenue Pianos to Benefit Purdue Bands & Orchestras
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Geoffrey Ladue, an 18-year-old graduate of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO and award-winning concert pianist and trombonist, will perform a livestream concert in partnership with Park Avenue Pianos Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m. EDT. All proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to Purdue Bands & Orchestras of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Ladue is the gold prize winner of the St. Louis Young Artist Piano Competition, a multi-time Alternate at the Music Teachers National Association’s piano competition, First Chair Trombonist of the Missouri All-State Orchestra, and is in his third year as a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Ladue is a recognized academic who holds membership in the National Honor Society and was named a National Merit Finalist as well as a Glory of Missouri Award recipient. He is majoring in Industrial Engineering and plans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.
Eager to give back to the Purdue Bands & Orchestras Scholarship Fund, Ladue connected with Ronen Segev, owner of Park Avenue Pianos, a New York City Steinway piano reseller. Segev has hosted a variety of COVID-19 Musician Relief Concerts designed to help fund renowned pianists or the organization of their choice through the economic difficulties of the pandemic.
Ladue is incredibly excited to give back to the Purdue Bands & Orchestras Scholarship Fund through his virtual concert. As a 2020 Leath Scholarship recipient, he noted he found the generous and fervent support they provide to Purdue students “unparalleled.” Geoffrey would like to thank his family and friends who have supported him through all his endeavors. Geoffrey is especially grateful for his piano instructor, Alla Voskoboynikova, and his brass instructor, Ilya Litvin, who have fostered his musical maturity and success.
To tune in to Ladue’s concert live or donate, please visit https://steinwaygrand.com/pages/park-avenue-pianos-musician-relief-concerts-live-feed.
Purdue Bands & Orchestras students are some of the most promising individuals on campus. Its 1,200+ students span almost every discipline aside from music, which is not offered as a major at Purdue University. With world-renowned performances by over 30 different ensembles, including the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, Purdue Bands & Orchestras serves as the “Heartbeat of the University” and encourages a lifelong journey with music.