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October 18, 2016 9 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Marcin Murawski, born in 1974 in Poznan, Poland, studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate, between 2007-2013 was viola professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and at present is viola professor at the Academy of Music in Poznan. His graduates are laureates of prestigious awards and prizes. He has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe. His extensive discography includes numerous premiere recordings, including a six-CD set of music of Michael Kimber. Marcin Murawski plays D’Addario strings exclusively.
Michael Kimber earned his master’s degree in 1969 at the University of Michigan as a student of Francis Bundra, and his doctorate in 1975 as a student of Raphael Hillyer at the Catholic University of America. His career as a violist has included a residency in Australia with the Alexandria Quartet, concerts across the U.S. with the Kronos Quartet, and performances in the U.S. and Europe with the Atlanta Virtuosi. After teaching viola for twenty-five years at universities in Kansas and Mississippi, he now teaches at Coe College and plays viola with Orchestra Iowa. Many of his compositions for viola have entered the repertoire of violists worldwide.
Learn more about Marcin Murawski and Michael Kimber.
Program to include works for viola solo, duets, and quartets all by Michael Kimbar.
Free and open to the public.
Marcin Murawski and Michael Kimber will also present a master class at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 in Choral Hall.