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Piano Recital featuring Dr. Charl de Wet

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Join us for a Piano Recital featuring Charl de Wet, MBChB on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 p.m. at the 560 Music Center.

Charl de Wet Piano Concert 2024
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About Charl de Wet

Charl de Wet started taking piano and cello lessons as a child in South Africa. He appeared as a soloist with several South African orchestras and was a member of the South African National Youth Orchestra. In 1982 he won 4th prize at the International Piano Competition in Montevideo Uruguay.

After high school, he participated in masterclasses with the famous American pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland, and was subsequently accepted as a student of his. He however returned to South Africa and decided to study medicine and completed his medical degree at the University of Pretoria and started residency training at the University of the Witwatersrand. During this time he also participated in an international competition for duo pianists in Munich Germany ending among the top 5 duos.

In 1994 he returned to the US and completed his Anesthesia residency training at the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago and also did an elective rotation in cardiac anesthesia at Texas Heart Institute. Following residency training, he completed fellowships in critical care at Stanford Medical Center and completed a pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. De Wet joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St Louis in 2000 where he is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery. He is a member of the divisions of cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care and has been the medical director of the CTICU since 2005.

Since 2009 he has completed 16 marathons including St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Berlin. He qualified for and completed the Boston Marathon twice and has run the Paris Marathon six times. In 2023 after an absence of almost 30 years, he started playing piano again and was one of six finalists in the “Concours International des Grands Amateurs de Piano” – the largest competition for amateur pianists in Paris, France.