Violinist and Pianist Duo To Perform at Denison
Date of Event: February 24, 2009
Posted: February 17, 2009
Professors Scott Conklin and Jason Sifford from the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, Iowa, will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). The concert is free and open to the public.
The performance will include six pieces of music from five different composers that include Ching-chu Hu, William Bolcom, Maurice Ravel, Kevin Pots and John Corigliano. The six sections are compositions that feature the violin and piano.
Conklin is a soloist, chamber and orchestral violinist who has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He holds a bachelor of music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master of music and doctorate of musical arts degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. Currently, Conklin is an assistant professor of violin at the University of Iowa School of Music, as well as a violin teacher at the Preucil School of Music.
Sifford is a pianist experienced in classics and jazz performance, theory, composition and aural skills. He holds degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from Missouri State University, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan. He currently teaches at the Preucil School of Music.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, Hu is a composer and musician who’s music has been performed in the United States, England, Germany, Russia, Austria, China, Taiwan, and Australia. Recent honors have included composer-in-residence at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and guest composer at the American Music Week Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Violin and Piano recital featuring Scott Conklin and Jason Sifford: 8 p.m., Tues., Feb. 24, at Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. To confirm, call 740-587-6206.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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