Master Pianist Michiel Roosen will make his United States debut in a performance at the Rockport Opera House on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. in a concert titled “An Autumn Affair.” Presented by the Camden Harbour Inn and Bay Chamber Concerts, this one-night event provides an opportunity for fans of classical music to be the first in the U.S. to hear the talents of a world-class pianist in an intimate setting. Tickets to the concert and a cocktail reception are available for $45 by calling 236-7008 or 236-2823.

Roosen has worked and studied with renowned musicians such as Leonard Leutscher, Marcel Worms and Lodewijk Crommelin, Rian de Waal, Bernd Brackman and the 2003 winner of the Liszt Concours award, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven. Roosen’s career rapidly accelerated when he became a protégée of one of the world’s most respected concert pianists, Wibi Soerjadi. Today, Roosen is very well known in his native country, the Netherlands, and beyond. His ever-expanding repertoire includes works by Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.