20 Questions: A sketch of Centre professor of piano Elizabeth Wolfe

RELEASED: Sept. 14, 2006

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Visiting Professor of Piano.

2. Hometown: Eden, NC.

3. Career highlight: Playing concerts, either solo or collaborating with other musicians

4. Signature class: Applied piano.

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Faculty recital, Fall, 2005; Faculty recital at Asbury College, Spring 2006.

6. Family details: Married to Richard Wolfe. Three children: Emily, Ian and Christian.

7. Hobbies: Reading, needlework and watching "Keeping Up Appearances."

8. Pets: 2 cats.

9. Prized possession: Piano and thousands of books.

10. Last book read:Middlemarch, by George Eliot .

11.  Memorable trip/vacation: Macinac Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes Park in Michigan.

12. Favorite movie:Rear Window with James Stewart and Grace Kelly, and Singin' in the Rain with Gene Kelly. (And privately, I admit to loving Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve.)

13. Favorite album: Way too many from which to choose, but currently I've been absorbed in a recording of the Dvorak Piano Quintet, performed by Menachem Pressler and the Emerson String Quartet. This is an absolutely exquisite piece of music,  and I highly recommend it!

14. Favorite food: Ice  cream.

15. Favorite smell: Baked bread and roses.

16. Person you most admire: My husband. Sappy, but true.

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Brother Victor-Antoine, a monk who has  written books on making monastery soups, as well as a devotional book.

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: William Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis and Artur Rubinstein.

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Playing the piano endlessly, reading endlessly and placing orders on Amazon.com!

20. Describe yourself in three words: Dreamy, drifty, drippy.

 

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