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Piano Concert Launches Local Artist

By Sue Moore 

Matt Weddon, a 2013 graduate of Vicksburg High School, played a piano concert for 100-200 of his closest friends on Saturday, June 29 at the Performing Arts Center as a payback to the community for its support of his musical endeavors over the years.

This summer he is planning to study in Poland to enhance his experiences before he heads to Western Michigan University in the fall to study music performance.

He’s been performing at various community events for many years and studying with WMU professors Sylvia Roederer and Lori Sims who are world renown teachers and piano performers. “There is always more to improve upon,” according to Weddon who has always loved music. He is proficient on the saxophone, flute and upright bass and can even sing, according to his childhood buddy, Michael Pierluissi. “This concert showed how much he grew musically throughout the year.”

“He started with classical pieces and ended with jazz, covering the whole range, moving around the stage showed the whole crowd his love and passion for performing,” Pierluissi stated. For several numbers he partnered with his teaching professor, Roederer which were a real treat. “He will go far in the musical world. I’m just proud to call him my friend.”

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