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Award-winning pianist John Nilsen will make an appearance in Philomath on Sunday morning with a concert at the College United Methodist Church. All are invited to take in the event, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

The church is asking for a $10 per person suggested donation.

Nilsen is a longtime performer dating back 35 years as a solo pianist, solo guitarist and member of two bands. Performances have taken him all over the world, including Europe, Asia and Australia.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nilsen was born in Seattle and raised primarily in Portland. According to a biography on his website, he began studying piano from his mother at age 6 and taught himself to play guitar at age 12.

“He loves to get out on the rivers, into the forests and onto the mountains of the region,” Nilsen’s online biography states. “The people, landscapes, weather and tenor of life in the Pacific Northwest frequently influence Nilsen’s musical themes.”

The Rev. Jim Pierce is familiar with Nilsen, who has performed at churches he formerly served. The church is located at 1123 Main St.

Click here to read Nilsen’s full biography.

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