Steinway Artist David Osborne to Perform at Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 18, 2013 – David Osborne, a renowned Steinway Artist and Las Vegas, Nev., pianist, is returning to Hartsville for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Watson Theater of Coker College’s Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center. A cocktail reception will be held after the event in the Stein Gallery.

Tickets for the event are $40 for single attendees and $75 for couples. They are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Goodson Accounting office or from Wes Daniels in Coker’s development office. Proceeds will benefit Coker’s All-Steinway Initiative.

Osborne, nicknamed “Pianist to the Presidents,” has shared his musical talent at The White House for various U.S. presidents such as Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Obama. His musical styles fall into the classifications of romantic, jazz, pop, classical, inspirational and Broadway. Osborne also plays for crowds at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This performance will be Osborne’s first at Coker since 2010.

As a designated Steinway Artist, Osborne has sold more than seven million copies of his 27 albums under the North Star music label. His success has allowed him to be considered as one of the country’s leading romantic piano recording artists. Osborne also highlighted his achievements with a star at the historic Paramount Theater in Hollywood, Calif., and a lifetime piano achievement award. Osborne tours and performs throughout the United States.

Coker is in the process of becoming an All-Steinway School – a commitment to using Steinway-designed instruments in classrooms, practice studios and in performance spaces campus-wide. It will give Coker a distinction held by less than one percent of colleges and universities worldwide.

For more information on the event, contact Wes Daniels at 843-383-8178 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty - 843.383.8018

Release written by media relations intern Jendelle Vincent ’15


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