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Wofford to present Chamber Music Series

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Internationally acclaimed performers included in programs 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will present the 2007-08 Chamber Music Series featuring acclaimed internationally acclaimed performers from the Czech Republic and the Southeastern United States.

All performances will be held in Leonard Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

Brooks WhitehouseKevin LawrencePeter KairoffThe series begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, with a performance by the North Carolina School for the Arts Faculty Piano Trio.  The Trio is composed of Kevin Lawrence, Brooks Whitehouse and Peter Kairoff.

Lawrence is an acclaimed violinist who studied at The Juilliard School.  He has appeared as a soloist and given master classes across the United States and Europe.

Whitehouse is the trio’s cellist.  He is the founder and director of the Cello Celebrations at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Whitehouse has toured in recital throughout the United States and Europe.

Kairoff is a pianist who spent two years in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar and a Rotary International Fellow.  He is currently a professor of music at Wake Forest University and is director of the Wake Forest campus in Venice, Italy.

The Trio will perform again at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.Eun-Sun Lee and Fabio Parrini 

The schedule for the remainder of the series is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. – Violin/Piano Duo Recital with Eun-Sun Lee and Fabio Parrini

Lee studied at The Julliard School in New York and has toured across the United States.  She is associate professor of music and director of Wofford Chamber Players at Wofford College.

Parrini is an accomplished pianist who has performed in venues across Europe and the United States.  He has taught master classes across the Southeast and is professor of music and piano coordinator at North Greenville University in South Carolina.

Tuesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Fabio Parrini, Solo Piano Recital

Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 8, at 11 a.m. – Czech Trio

The Czech Trio is composed of Milan Langer on piano, Dana Vlachová on violin and Miroslav Petrás on violoncello.  The Czech Trio has been highly praised in the international press for its performances in Switzerland, Japan, Paris, Madrid, Monte Carolo, Antwerp, Brussels, London and Hamburg.  Its members are all accomplished soloists and winners of major international awards.

Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. – Vega String Quartet

The Vega String Quartet members include Blanka Bednarz (violin); Jessica Wu (violin); Yinzi Kong (viola); and Guang Wang (cello).  The Vega Quartet is the Quartet in Residence at Emory University.  The Vega Quartet has won numerous international competitions, including four of the top six prizes at the 1999 Bordeaux String Quartet Competition and has toured widely in the United States and in Europe.