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Troubadour Series concert features Ransom-Pecoraro Duo

January 5, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Ransom-Pecoraro Duo will perform Monday, Jan. 9, at Wofford College as part of the Troubadour Series concerts. The performance, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

The duo is composed of award-winning guitarist Joseph Pecoraro and acclaimed flutist Elizabeth Ransom.

Pecoraro has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra in recitals across the United States and abroad. His performances have received widespread recognition and awards. Recent appearances include performances as soloist with the Wintergreen Festival and Roanoke Symphony orchestras, solo recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, and in France, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland. He is frequently featured on radio and television broadcasts. His recordings feature major works by Domeniconi, Ponce, Hirsh, Bach, Merlin and others. In 1998, he was appointed to the Artist Faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He previously held teaching positions at Salem College, Indiana University and the University of Colorado. He appears frequently as guest clinician, directs the NCSA Summer Guitar Workshops, and teaches regularly at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisc.; the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Snowmass, Col.; and the Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp in northern Virginia.

Ransom is known to audiences in North Carolina and the Southeastern United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and she also has performed on several occasions in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France. An international prizewinner of several competitions here and abroad, she is a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Carolina Chamber Symphony. She is a member of the Bolton Woodwind Quintet, which has received national and international acclaim for its innovative arts-in-education programs involving curriculum integration and has been featured on WFDD, NPR, BBC radio and in Symphony Magazine. Ransom is on the faculties of Davidson College, Lenoir-Rhyne College and the North Carolina School of the Arts Community Music School, and she teaches at the New England Music Camp in the summers. She studied with Philip Dunigan at the North Carolina School of the Arts, with the late Severino Gazzelloni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and as a Fulbright scholar with Ingrid Koch at the Hamburg Hochschule fur Musik in Germany.

Other upcoming Troubadour Series concerts include:

Michael Patilla (guitar) – Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Martha Masters (guitar) – Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Juan Falu (guitar) – Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Marcos Diaz (guitar) – Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.

All performances are in the Papadopoulos Building.

For information about the Troubadour Series, contact Dr. Jhon Akers at (864) 597-4261 or at

Other musical performances scheduled at Wofford College during the spring semester include:

Violin-Piano Recital featuring Eun-Sun Lee (violin) and Fabio Parrini (piano) – Friday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m., McMillan Theater, Raines Center

St. John’s Brass Recital – Friday, March 3, 4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery