MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF CAREN GOODIN EVARTS... Professional Pianist, Recording Artist, Teacher, Composer Every recording by this artist, demonstrates over 50 years of performing experience. Through the years, she has developed a delightful, unique, expressive style. Her interpretations show a heartfelt love for the Classical, Romantic, and Impressionistic Eras. 'Quiet Classics II' presents a wide variety of beautiful piano literature; many are famous, some are lesser known... yet enchanting works! Caren Evarts received her early music training at the Jordan Conservatory in Indianapolis, Indiana, later attended Oberlin College & Conservatory, then earned a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University in 1965... followed by a Masters Degree from Butler University in 1968. During these years, she presented numerous solo concerts, performing on radio and television. Through competition, she was selected to perform as soloist with several orchestras in the Mid-West, including the Indianapolis Symphony in 1959. Coming East in 1968.. she served on the piano faculty of Hartt College of the University of Hartford for eight years, while receiving special coaching from concert and recording artist Raymond Lewenthal of NYC. From 1976, she taught and prepared concerts, while on the Piano Faculty at Miss Porter's School in Farmington Connecticut. In June of 2007, after serving on the faculty at MPS for thirty-one years, she and her husband retired to Tucson, Arizona. Caren now continues to share her music with joy in a new part ot the country. Caren has produced six other solo piano CDs since 1994: "Scandinavia", "A Gentle Touch of Christmas", 'He Restoreth My Soul', "Quiet Classics: A Legacy of Love', and "Touched By Jesus". Her most recent addition to this list is "Classical Contrasts", which includes the American Classic, George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'...in a special solo adaptation of the two piano score. Sit back and enjoy... 'QUIET CLASSICS II'! The gentle expressiveness and flowing interpretations are ideal for all who wish a 'cultured'... yet relaxing listening experience. This CD has been highly recommended as an excellent source for music therapists, is used successfully in hospitals, and serves as great background for Therapeutic Massage, as well. In a world of stress, conflict and constant "noise".. The music of Caren Goodin Evarts is a true "oasis' in the chaotic stresses of daily life!