Performance Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
Published November 7, 2012
SPARTANBURG, SC- Wofford College will present internationally acclaimed musicians Alexander Kobrin, pianist; Sergiu Schwartz, violinist; and Wendy Warner, cellist, for a Chamber Music Series Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building.
The performance, which will feature Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major and Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, is free and open to the public.
The trio are faculty members of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga.
Kobrin, gold medal winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and first-prize winner at Busoni, Hamamatsu, and Glasgow international competitions, has been critically acclaimed for his technique, artistry and commanding virtuosity.
Schwartz has garnered worldwide critical acclaim as “one of the best violinists of his generation” (Le Soleil, Canada), and Fanfare magazine noted that “a younger violinist still commands such assured rhetoric and expressive resources. Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Isaac Stern, Francescatti – they all come to mind.”
Hailed by Strings magazine for her “youthful, surging playing, (and) natural stage presence,” former child prodigy Warner is a first-prize winner of the Rostropovich International Cello competition and Avery Fisher Career Grant, and has performed as a soloist and recitalist at some of the world’s top venues.
The Wofford Department of Music offers an annual Chamber Music Series, bringing to campus international guest artists for a stimulating festival of chamber music offered free to the public to promote the arts at Wofford as well as the Upstate community.
In its eight years, the Chamber Music Series has featured pianists Kyoko Hashimoto, William Ransom and Sandra Rivers; violinists William Preucil, concertmaster of Cleveland Orchestra, and David Kim, concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra; and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cellist of Eroica Trio; along with the Vega Quartet and others.