Graduate Student Shuree Enkhbold Featured in Documentary “147 Pianos”

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music graduate student Shuree Enkhbold will be featured in the documentary “147 Pianos” which will be screened at the upcoming Tucson Film Festival.

On a Saturday in October 2013, nearly 200 musicians, pros and amateurs, came together to play 147 dilapidated pianos stored in a dusty warehouse on Chicago’s west side. 147 Pianos documents this event, while telling the story of Ed Lisauskas and Sylvester Czajkowski who have worked together for decades, fixing and tuning pianos – struggling to maintain a business that may no longer have a place in the contemporary world.

Contact: Dolores Wilber (01) 773-882-1717


Munkhshur Enkhbold

Munkhshur Enkhbold (SHUREE),  23 year old a pianist from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where she began her piano studies at age four. By age six she was accepted to the Music and Dance College, and at sixteen she went to the University of Culture and Arts for a Bachelor of Piano Performance. Shuree gave her debut at the Opera and Ballet House in her sophomore year, and in 2010, performed Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Mongolian Philharmonia Orchestra, working as her own artist manager by fundraising, promoting, and marketing. Shuree completed her undergraduate degree and graduated from an art management program organized by the Arts Council of Mongolia after which she was invited to work as a general manager of the International Jazz Festival with Giant Steppes of Jazz. Shortly thereafter she went to Norway for the Oslo World Music Festival as part of a fellowship delegation. Shuree came to the USA in 2012 to pursue a Master’s degree at DePaul University, where she awarded with “Merit Scholarship” and studied with George Vatchnadze. In addition to two solo recitals, she performed in the Baroque Ensemble, 20th-Century Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble, DePaul Christmas Chamber Orchestra. She also performed at the “Keys to the City” piano festival, hosted at the Field Museum in Chicago. In 2013, she performed Chopin’s Scherzo No. 3 in the “147 pianos” documentary movie. Shuree is a proud candidate of the “Young Leaders Program 2014 – New York,” which was organized under the auspices of the President of Mongolia under the topic of “Prudent Public Financial Management.” Shuree recently joined the studio of Roberta Rust at Lynn University to pursue a Professional Performance Certificate where she received full-tuition scholarship. She won the Lynn Concerto Competition with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and performed under conductor Guillermo Figueroa with the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra in 2014. Recently, she attended Rebbecca Penneys International Piano Festival in Tampa, FL representing Mongolia. She has attended master classes with Paul Lewis, Shinya Okahara, Rebecca Penneys and Tannis Gibson.


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