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Guest Artist Series 2015-2016

Filip Lazovski, violin

sponsored by Wells Fargo

Thursday, October 29
7:30 pm
Love Recital Hall

with Arthur Houle, piano
Filip Lazovski was born in Macedonia and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He also studied with Edward Dusinberre, Lina Bahn and Judith Ingolfsson at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Filip received a Masters in Performance and Chamber Music from Kent State. He is currently pursuing an Artist Certificate at the University of Missouri in Kansas City studying with Benny Kim.
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Maraca2 Percussion Duo

Friday, November 6
7:30 pm
Love Recital Hall

Maraca2 are a young percussion duo who have been making waves in the music scene. They met whilst both studying on the Undergraduate percussion course at the Birmingham Conservatoire for which they both achieved 1st class honours degrees and won many of the college prizes, both individually and as a duo.
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Lisa Pegher, percussion

sponsored by Karen Combs

Thursday, December 3
7:30 pm
Love Recital Hall

Lisa Pegher is a multiple percussion solo artist and composer who is known for pioneering percussion within the orchestral realm and beyond. She has made it her life’s work to present percussion to larger audiences by commissioning, collaborating, and creating new works that bring percussion to the front of the stage.
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enhakē

Sunday, January 17
4:00 pm
Love Recital Hall

Constantly inspiring audiences around the world with its electrifying and sincere renditions of chamber music repertoire spanning classical to contemporary masterworks, enhakē has been praised for its “playing of the very highest caliber” (Fanfare) and “keen instinct for exciting programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). The group’s 2010 Carnegie Hall recital Made in America was lauded for its “rock solid rhythmic integrity...strengths in balance, intonation, and musicality.”
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Derek Chester, tenor

Thursday, February 11
7:30 pm
Love Recital Hall

with Arthur Houle, piano

Tenor Derek Chester is steadily making a name for himself in the world of classical singing. Mr. Chester received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. While maintaining an active performing career, Chester received his Doctorate from the University of North Texas. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at UNC.
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Steve Wiest, trombone

with CMU Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chords

sponsored by Home Loan

Monday, May 2
7:30 pm
Robinson Theatre

Multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest is known world-wide for his fresh cutting edge writing as well as his extroverted virtuoso trombone playing. With a zeal for finding fresh ingredients for his muse, Steve is a true multi-genre persona. As a recording artist, composer, author, cartoonist, and educator Wiest is at home with many different and diverse areas of creative endeavor.
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