GLOBAL.diocesan shieldHoly Family, Woodruff, is hosting a free concert with an award-winning pianist.

The concert is pianist Amanda Gessler’s tribute to her first piano teacher, 93-year-old Minocqua resident Mary Nienaber.

Raised in Harshaw, Gessler first took piano lessons from Nienaber at age 9.

Now 29, Gessler is a world-traveling professional pianist and first-place winner in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano competition. She debuted at Carnegie Hall in May 2014.

Gessler will perform at Holy Family, 7 p.m., Sunday, July 3. All are welcome to attend; a freewill offering will be collected.

Proceeds will benefit the Holy Family Neighbors’ Fund.