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Monday, February 7, 2011

Viktor Uzur Cello Recital @ WSU (Ogden: Feb 25)

Cellos Only!
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Viktor Uzur, Faculty Cello Recital
When: Friday, 25 February 2011 • 7:30 pm
Where: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Free

The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents Viktor Uzur in a faculty cello recital at 7:30 pm Friday, February 25, in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Children eight years and older are welcome to attend.

This event will be an exciting evening of cello music featuring Viktor Uzur with his former and current cello students including Samuel Runolfson, Benjamin Larsen, Amy Elmer, Rachel Bigelow, Billy Jack Cundiff and Ciera Mackelprang. The program will include Bach, Suite No. 3; Boccherini, Sonata in A; and Rossini, “Wilhelm Tell” Overture; and other works featuring cello ensembles. Uzur says,”I’m considering this a preview recital announcing “Bonneville Chamber Music Festival,” celebrating 5 years!
For more information about the recital: ViktorUzur@weber.edu

Viktor Uzur : “Uzur is a phenomenal cellist…graced by a truly singing tone, spot-on intonation, and elegantly refined phrasing…a huge dynamic range throughout—thunderous, unstrained fortissimos at one extreme and often heart-stopping sotto voce…” (Fanfare Magazine)
Viktor Uzur has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. His performances, interviews and compositions have been broadcast nationally on television and radio stations in the former Yugoslavia, Russia and United States, including NPR’s “Performance Today”. Uzur has given concerts and has been an artist in residence at festivals in Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Canada, Korea, Latvia, Brazil, United States and the former Yugoslavia. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees with soloist diploma from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In the United States he has worked with distinguished cellists such as Suren Bagratuni, Bernard Greenhouse, Lynn Harrell, Carter Brey, Peter Wiley and David Starkweather. He holds a doctoral degree from Michigan State University. Uzur is cello professor at Weber State University in Utah.
Uzur’s recent recordings include String Theory, Viktor Uzur in Recital and Entertainers. He is the artistic director of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival. Uzur is a prize winner and a diploma recipient at competitions such as the Yugoslavian National Solo Competition, Jeuness Musicales International Competition, and XI International Competition Tchaikovsky, Moscow.

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