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Chamber Music Series opens Monday

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2010-10-04

Violinist Yonetani, pianist Parrini to perform at 7 p.m.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Violinist Ayako Yonetani and pianist Fabio Parrini will perform in the first Wofford Chamber Music Series concert of the season at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Leonard Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include Brahms Sonata #1 in F; Arvo Part’s “Fratres” and others.

Dr. Ayako Yonetani is a full-professor of violin and viola at the University of Central Florida and is a member of Japan’s premier chamber ensemble, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo. She performed Bach’s Chaconne at Wofford College President Benjamin Dunlap’s inauguration, and she has been invited back each summer since 2000 to play this piece for the Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Born in Italy, Fabio Parrini graduated from the Conservatory of Padua. The Fulbright Program took him to Boston University, where he earned a master of music degree and an Artist Diploma. He is a professor of music and piano coordinator at North Greenville University.

The Chamber Music Series will present a second concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Leonard Auditorium, featuring William Preucil, violinist and concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra; pianist William Ransom; cellist Charae Krueger; and Dr. Eun-Sun Lee, associate professor of music at Wofford and director of the Wofford Chamber Players.

The performance will be a memorial concert honoring the late Sandor Teszler, a Holocaust survivor and successful businessman who became a beloved fixture on Wofford’s campus. The college’s library is named in his honor. Selections to be performed include Brahms Piano Quartet in G Major and others.