Past Events at Longmire Recital Hall - Florida State University

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5 April 2019
Faculty Recital - Stijn De Cock, piano
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Stijn De Cock, Assistant Professor of Piano, hailed for his passionate and virtuosic piano playing by the East Hampton Star, maintains an active musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in the United States and abroad. His playing has been described as “alternating between the stormy and sublime, while getting to the heart of the music” and was praised for its ability to create “a most compelling musical narrative” (Amalfi Festival concert review).In recent years, Dr. De Cock's concert seasons have included concerts on four continents, from the North America to Europe, Asia, and Africa. As the founding director or the Brancaleoni International Music Festival, Dr. De Cock has created a large-scale international summer festival in Italy that offers a unique, intensive, and integrated artistic learning environment to aspiring young pianists, singers, and string players from around the world.Dr. De Cock has taught and held faculty positions at the State University of New York Fredonia, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, the University of Michigan, Schoolcraft College, and Albion College. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, and a Master's and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.
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4 April 2019
Faculty Recital - David Kalhaus, piano
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David Kalhous is increasingly gaining recognition and critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for his wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous programming spanning more than three centuries. He has appeared as a soloist with Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Prague Philharmonia, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, and Chamber Philharmonia Pardubice. As a recitalist and a chamber musician, he performed at the Prague Spring Festival, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, Czech Radio's Studio Live Rising Stars Series. In New York City, he appears at Bargemusic, Symphony Center, and Spectrum; in Chicago, at PianoForte Foundation and Constellation. Kalhous regularly performs, lectures, and teaches masterclasses at leading American, European, and Israeli universities and conservatories.He has recorded for Czech Radio and Television, and has written, produced, and hosted programs devoted to piano music for Prague's Classic FM Radio.David Kalhous' interest in new music has resulted in collaboration with many composers who have dedicated works to him. He regularly performs with Fonema Consort in Chicago and Konvergence in Prague. He gave the debut performance of Ligeti's piano Études and Feldman's For Bunita Marcus in Prague, and is preparing a CD of eight newly commissioned works for piano.David Kalhous studied at the Prague Conservatory with Jaroslav Čermák. He subsequently attended Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University, and Yale University, and studied with Paul Badura Skoda, Emil Leichner, Victor Derevianko, David Northington, and Peter Frankl. He also worked with Jerome Lowenthal at the Music Academy of the West. David Kalhous holds a DMA from Northwestern University, where he worked with Ursula Oppens. He previously taught at Texas Tech University School of Music.
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31 March 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Laurie Smukler, violin
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Laurie Smukler began her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and started playing as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra at 14. She earned her BM from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian; other Juilliard faculty who have had a powerful influence on her development are Donald Weilerstein and Robert Mann.The founding first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, Smukler has been co-director of the Collection in Concert series at the Pierpont Morgan Library, and played on many chamber music series and been a guest artist at many festivals. She has been on the faculties of Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and School, the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, and the Bard College Conservatory. She gives master classes and has played premieres of works by Shulamit Ran, Ned Rorem, Tobias Picker, Bruce Adolphe, John Harbison, and others. She has recorded for Music Masters.
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25 March 2019
Faculty Recital - Shannon Thomas, violin
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Assistant Professor of Violin Shannon Thomas has garnered a reputation for exciting, thoughtful performances as a chamber musician, soloist, and in recital throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Recent performing engagements have taken her to the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium, Bolivia's Centro Sinfonico in La Paz, and the Banff Centre where she has collaborated with distinguished artists such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, David Halen, Richard King, Wendy Chen, and Anita Pontremoli.As a chamber musician, Shannon has performed at the Innsbrook Summer Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, ENCORE School for Strings, Aspen Music Festival, Stony Brook University, the International Clarinet Association National Conference, International Trumpet Guild, and with the Bryant Park Chamber Players in New York City. In addition to concerts with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra where she serves as principal second violin, Shannon performs regularly with the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. Shannon has recorded for the Blue Griffin and Albany Records, and her CD celebrating the music of women composers Lera Auerbach, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Jennifer Higdon will be released later this year.Interested in sharing her enthusiasm for the arts through teaching, Shannon is in demand as a pedagogue. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University and gives master classes throughout the United States and abroad. Previously on the faculty of University of Southern Mississippi, the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Lee University, her students have been prizewinners and finalists at national competitions, including MTNA and the Sphinx Competition. She has been on the violin faculty of the Kinhaven Music School since 2012, in addition to teaching at the Stony Brook University Chamber Music Camp, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Luby Violin Symposium, and the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy and Festival, where she also served as Education Director.Shannon earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was Paul Kantor's teaching assistant. She received a Master of Music at Yale University and a Bachelor of Music at Vanderbilt University, and also pursued graduate work at Arizona State University, where she was the first student to be accepted into the Artist Diploma program. She studied chamber music with Peter Salaff, Merry Peckham, George Sopkin, Christopher von Baeyer, Laurie Smukler and members of the Juilliard, Blair, Tokyo, and Cavani String Quartets. Her principal teachers have included Paul Kantor, Cornelia Heard, Jonathan Swartz, Robert Lipsett, and Ani Kavafian.For more information, visit shannonthomasviolin.com
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25 March 2019
Faculty Recital - Shannon Thomas, violin and Stijn DeCock, piano
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FSU College of Music presents the Faculty Recital of Shannon Thomas, violin and Stijn DeCock, piano on March 25th at 7:30pm in Longmire Recital Hall.  The program will include three of Johannes Brahms' violin sonatas (Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; and Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108). Violinist Shannon Thomas has garnered a reputation for exciting, thoughtful performances as a chamber musician, soloist, and in recital throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Recent performing engagements have taken her to the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Bolivia's Centro Sinfonico in La Paz, and the Banff Centre where she has collaborated with distinguished artists such as St. Lawrence String Quartet, David Halen, Richard King, Wendy Chen, and Anita Pontremoli.An active performer, Shannon has appeared at Innsbrook Summer Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, with the Bryant Park Chamber Players in NYC and IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. Shannon has recorded for Blue Griffin, and her CD celebrating the music of Lera Auerbach, Ellen Zwilich, and Jennifer Higdon was released last fall.She serves as Assistant Professor of Violin at FSU and has taught at Kinhaven Music School, Stony Brook University, University of Southern Mississippi, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Interlochen Arts Camp and Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy, where she served as Education Director. This summer, Shannon will be teaching and performing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Luby Violin Symposium, Brancaleoni International Music Festival, and Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute.Shannon earned a DMA at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was Paul Kantor's assistant; she also holds degrees from Yale University and Vanderbilt University. She studied chamber music with Peter Salaff, Christopher von Baeyer, Laurie Smukler and members of the Juilliard, Blair, Tokyo, and Cavani String Quartets. Her principal teachers have included Paul Kantor, Cornelia Heard, Robert Lipsett, and Ani Kavafian. For more information, please visit shannonthomasviolin.com. Stijn De Cock, Assistant Professor of Piano, maintains an active musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in the United States and abroad. His playing has been described as “alternating between the stormy and sublime, while getting to the heart of the music” and was praised for its ability to create “a most compelling musical narrative” (Amalfi Festival concert review). In recent years, Dr. De Cock's concert seasons have included concerts on four continents, from the North America to Europe, Asia, and Africa. As the founding director or the Brancaleoni International Music Festival, Dr. De Cock has created a large-scale international summer festival in Italy that offers a unique, intensive, and integrated artistic learning environment to aspiring young pianists, singers, and string players from around the world. Dr. De Cock has taught and held faculty positions at the State University of New York Fredonia, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, the University of Michigan, Schoolcraft College, and Albion College. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, and a Master's and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.
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6 March 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Jennifer Hayghe, piano
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Jennifer Hayghe has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances throughout the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Hayghe received her bachelors, masters degrees and doctorate degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where she was the last student of the legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. Hayghe won every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, including the William Petschek Debut Award, resulting in her New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.Hayghe's orchestral appearances include performances on numerous series with the National Symphony Orchestra, recent concerts with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and performances with various orchestras in the United States and abroad. She has performed in major chamber music series, including the Museum of Modern Art's “Summergarden” series and Bargemusic in New York. She has also performed as a chamber musician in the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and has taught chamber music throughout the United States and Central America. In addition, Hayghe has been frequently featured in radio broadcasts, including National Public Radio's Performance Today series, and on live broadcasts on the major classical radio stations of Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City. Her first solo recording, Paintings From the Piano, featuring works by Debussy, Schumann and Mussorgksy, was recently released by Centaur Records.Formerly an Associate Professor of Piano at Ithaca College, Hayghe has served as a featured artist at music teachers' conventions in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia. Most recently, Hayghe has given master classes at the Manhattan School of Music and as part of the New York University Piano Master Class Series. She has performed and taught as a soloist and chamber musician at universities and colleges throughout the country and was previously the Barineau Endowed Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Louisiana State University. She lives with her husband, Robert McGaha, and son William in Erie, Colorado.
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25 February 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Ann DuHamel, piano
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Praised for the “…grace and sensitivity” of her playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, as well as President-Elect of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. An ardent proponent of modern music, she enjoys working with and commissioning contemporary composers, and this past season she premiered works of Marc Chan, Luke Dahn, Joseph Dangerfield, Jake Endres, and Edie Hill. In the spring of 2018 she performed across the state for the premiere of Linda Kachelmeier's song cycle featuring the poetry of Athena Kildegaard, funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board.Ann's playing and teaching has been described as “… a delight for the ears and the soul.” A versatile artist, her recent engagements include the Bach D minor keyboard concerto; other award-winning concerto repertoire ranges from Mozart to Schnittke. She has collaborated with several musicians, including Maria Jette, soprano; Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Swanson, baritone; Preston Duncan, saxophone; and Martha Councell, flute. Past performances include venues in twelve countries and over twenty states, including two appearances in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Ann earned a DMA from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was Assistant Director to Paul Wirth at the Central MN Music School. She is delighted to be returning to Source Song Festival for the fifth year.
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21 February 2019
Faculty Recital - Marcia Porter, soprano
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Award-winning soprano Marcía Porter made her New York solo recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2005. An active recitalist, the soprano has performed in numerous venues throughout the United States, Italy, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. Porter has sung at such prestigious international festivals as the Prague Proms, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Ravinia Festival, and the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival. She has performed with such national and international organizations as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Beijing International Symphony Orchestra (Beijing, China) and the Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia (Prague, Czech Republic). Porter has also performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Dayton Opera, and Chicago Opera Theatre. Ms. Porter's discography includes the 2011 world premier recording of Requiem für Mozart, works for soprano and orchestra by Antonio Rosetti, which was released by the German record label Ars Produktion and the 2013 recording, Open Thine Heart, a recording of contemporary American vocal works, which was released by Albany Records.A Fulbright Scholar and Rotary International Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar, Ms. Porter has won several other awards and honors including the 2004 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Award Competition, the NATS Intern program, finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Central Regional Competition, Jessye Norman Graduate Fellowship in Voice, Opera Carolina Young Artist Recital Program Award, and the Farwell Award. In 2011-2012 Porter was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil. Her research was entitled “Bridging boundaries through musical collaboration and cultural exchange: a lecture and recital series of contemporary classical Brazilian and African American vocal literature.” During her residency at the Universidade de São Paulo, she presented numerous recitals, lectures and masterclasses in cities throughout Brazil including São Paulo, Campinas, Alphaville, Ribeirão Preto and Brasilia.Dr. Porter is an Associate Professor of Voice at the Florida State University College of Music. She is a much sought after clinician and has presented masterclasses throughout the mid-western and southeastern US. She has served on the faculty of Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic and as a visiting Professor of Voice at Universidade de São Paulo. Dr. Porter, a graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in voice performance from Northwestern University. Porter earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance from The Universityof Michigan, where she studied with world-renowned Metropolitan Opera singer Shirley Verrett. Previous teachers include Margaret Harshaw, Carmen Mehta, and Kathleen Kaun.
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20 February 2019
Faculty Recital - Jonathan Holden, clarinet
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Jonathan Holden is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University, Principal Clarinetist of the West Michigan Symphony and a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest of numerous orchestras, he has performed with ensembles such as the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Baton Rouge and Lansing symphony orchestras, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Mobile Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Vireo Ensemble (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) and the Argot Trio (clarinet, violin, piano).Holden is an ardent soloist and chamber music collaborator. He has made guest appearances with ensembles such as the Degas, Ciompi and Voxare string quartets and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician by invitation of the British Clarinet Congress, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Festival South, Festival Contempoaneo (Brazil), Alfredo de Saint Malo Festival (Panama), Chamber Music Wilmington, American Music Festival and Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival. He has given performances, clinics and masterclasses at collegiate establishments in the US and overseas including Vanderbilt, Michigan State University, the national conservatories of Panama and Paris and the universities of Memphis, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Rio de Janeiro.A proponent of new chamber music, Holden's latest work with the Argot Trio has yielded notable fundraising success and the commissioning of several new trios to be included on a forthcoming CD, Made in Mississippi, featuring works inspired by the birthplace of America's music. Contributing composers include Luigi Zaninelli, Michael Burns, Alan Theisen and James Sclater. The Argot Trio's recording of a new work by Steven Holochwost was released in 2013 on the Albany label. Holden has also prepared and performed works for composers Bright Sheng, Peter Sculthorpe, Ricardo Tacuchian and Judith Zaimont.Jonathan Holden received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University where he studied with eminent soloist and chamber musician Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, as well as Nathan Williams and Theodore Oien. He received his BM and MM performance degrees from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Joy Farrall, Andrew Webster and celebrated recording artist Dame Thea King.
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11 February 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Presidio Brass Quintet
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Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, California, captivating audiences everywhere. In 2017 they partnered with the music education giant KHS America/XO Brass/Jupiter Musical Instruments, making them them the flagship ensemble of Jupiter Musical Instrument and performing exclusively on XO Brass instruments.Through their touring show of Hollywood's greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance. Audiences and music critics agree, Sounds of the Cinema is “Two Thumbs Up” and a “Must See!” The show has been enjoyed internationally, with performances and educational outreach programs throughout North America and China.  Presidio Brass has performed in over 44 states, conducted master classes at many of America's finest colleges and universities, and been featured on National Public Radio.Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school's band program.  Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation in youngsters. This is why at every opportunity, performances are coupled with a master class or school program.  Members of the Presidio Brass have performed with major symphony orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony, and have shared the stage with commercial and pop artists that include Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Yo Yo Ma and more. When not on tour, they continue to perform with orchestras, maintain private teaching studios at local universities, arrange and compose new music, and assist with public school music programs. The Presidio Brass has released four recordings: Stolen Moments, a collection of popular classical and jazz selections, Christmas Day, an assortment of well-loved holiday favorites, Sounds of the Cinema, which includes pieces from their signature stage performance of the same name, and their newest release Rhapsody in Brass, featuring popular American music influenced by classical and jazz idioms.
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26 January 2019
Guest Artist - Fuego Saxophone Quartet
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ABOUT THE ARTISTSRenowned for their award-winning performances, the Fuego Quartet (Harrison Clarke, Nicki Roman, Erik Elmgren, and Gabriel Piqué) is devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works for all audiences. Founded in 2015 at the Eastman School of Music, Fuego is passionate about community engagement and education, striving to bring new sounds into familiar spaces and introduce music of all types to people with friendly, creative and informative performances. They have been successful in numerous competitions, including winning the 2017 Fischoff Gold Medal and prizes in the 2017 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition.Fuego's dedication to education and community engagement is a core part of their missionas is the creation of new music through commissions and collaborations. Their first commission of ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award Winner Clay Mettens, entitled Ornithology S, received performances at both the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference and the World Saxophone Congress.
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22 January 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Marian Sobula, piano
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“Marian Sobula is one of the most talented pianist of his generation”.He is a very active pianist, has performed on 5 continents, in 38 countries (Austria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Venezuela).Marian Sobula gave concerts in prestigious concert halls: Sydney Opera House, Sala Sao Paolo, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, Lima Gran Teatro Nazional, Casa de la Musica Quito,Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Gasteig Munich, Auditorio Parco Della Musica Rome,Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Hamer Hall and Town Hall Melbourne, Denki Bunka Kaikan Nagoya to name just a few.In his concert alphabet we can find cities such as: New York, Miami, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Toronto, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Havana, Monterrey, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Geneve, Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Stockholm Budapest, Bratislava, Beirut, Amman, Jeruzalem, Shanghai, Xiamen, Tokyo, Tbilisi, Baku, Bishkek, Almaty, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Gold Coast, Auckland, Wellington.Marian Sobula is the winner of several national and international piano competitions; medalist at “Maria Canals Piano Competition” in Barcelona, laureate of the Special Prize during the International Music Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” in Vina Del Mar, Chile, The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition, and many contests in Italy.He was only 12 when he played with a symphony orchestra for the first time (Wrocław Philharmonic). His debut with Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra took place in the Teatro Teresa Carreno in Caracas in Venezuela in 2008 with 1st Piano Concerto by Chopin. He gives concerts with symphonic orchestras in the world (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Lebanon, Australia). He has performed with the majority of Polish philharmonic orchestras.He has received a number of awards and scholarships both from national and international foundations and institutions: UNESCO in Paris, JESC in Japan, Italian Government, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland. In July 2008 Marian received a prestigious award of the City of Cracow “ARS QUAERENDI” for his remarkable activity in the development and promotion of culture.Graduate of the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland from professor Andrzej Pikul's class in 2005, Marian Sobula has also completed his studies at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with professor Sergio Perticaroli (the best 2008 diploma award); additionally he participated in several Master Classes from professor Arie Vardi. In 2011 he received his PhD for Etudes d'execution transcendante by Ferenc Liszt.He performed during prestigious Festivals e.g. Beethovenfest in Bonn, Easter Beethoven Festival, Campos do Jordao, KotorArt, Ohrid Summer, FIMA, Music & Beyond, Chopin Festivals in Marienbad, Buenos Aires, Geneve, Brussel. He also performed at World Exhibition EXPO in Aichi in Japan and Zaragoza in Spain, 20th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj in Poland, Nobel-Prize meeting in Warsaw, for William Walton's Foundation in London. His concert in Sydney Opera House celebrated the welcome of Consul General to Poland in Sydney.He has cooperated with outstanding Polish and international conductors – Łukasz Borowicz, Tomasz Bugaj, Wojciech Czepiel, Michał Dworzyński, Michał Nestorowicz, Marek Pijarowski, Jacek Rogala, Jerzy Salwarowski, Bartosz Żurakowski, Jesus Medina, Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Masimiliano Caldi, Peter Guelke, Guido Ajmon-Marsan, Dietrich Paredes, Alejandro Posada, Wagner Polistchuk, Victor Hugo Torro, Roberto Tibiriçá. His recordings have been broadcasted by several international media (Deutsche Welle, TVP Polonia, RMF Classic, ABC Classic FM Australia, RAI).In addition to concerts Marian Sobula realizes his passion for teaching, leading numerous piano masterclasses in Poland and abroad: in Bratislava, Leipzig, Lecce, Calgary, Central Conservatory in China. Since 2007 Marian Sobula has been working in the Piano Department of Academy of Music in Cracow (Poland). He served as a jury member in competitions for young pianists in Leipzig, Kosice, Usti nad Labem, Sabac, Shanghai.Marian Sobula is President of the PianoClassic Association and Artistic Director of the International Royal Cracow Piano Festival (8 editions). He is head of Polish Music Days project.
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