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Friday, April 1, 2011

MYKOLA SUK Piano Recital & Master Class @ SUU (CC: April 8)


WHAT: Renowned pianist Mykola Suk celebrates the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt with a free recital at Southern Utah University. This accomplished musician offers a master class to SUU piano students that the general public is invited to observe.

WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Music Department

WHEN: Recital: Friday, April 8, 2011 / Master Class: Thursday, April 7, 2011

TIME: 7:30pm

WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.





Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Proclaimed by the Toronto Star for his “impressive technique,” pianist Mykola Suk displays his virtuosity at the keyboard in honor of romantic composer Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday. Southern Utah University’s Department of Music presents the pianist in recital Friday, April 8, 2011, at 7:30pm in Thorley Recital Hall. The recital is free and the public is invited to attend. In addition to the recital, Mykola Suk will participate in a master class with SUU piano students on Thursday, April 7, 2011 beginning at 7:30pm. The master class will be held in Thorley Recital Hall and the public is invited to observe the class.

Hailed by American Record Guide as “an astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry and utter control,” pianist Mykola Suk has appeared as soloist with numerous leading orchestras, from the Russian National Symphony under Mikhail Pletnev to the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under Roman Kofman. He has collaborated artistically with the world’s outstanding conductors, among them Charles Bruck, Janos Ferencik, Arvid Jansons, Stefan Turchak, James DePreist and Carl St. Clair. Mr. Suk’s live performances as well as his recordings have been broadcast throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia on prominent radio stations and broadcast systems. Mykola Suk has given master classes at many festivals and music schools around the world. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at various music schools such as the New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music (NY), Columbia University (NY), and the University of Southern Alabama. In 2001, Mr. Suk settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking responsibility as the Chair of Keyboard Studies at the Music Department at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Suk has recorded to high acclaim for the Melodia (Russia), Russian Disc, Hungaraton, Meldac/Tritan (Japan) and Troppe Note/Cambria, Music & Arts (USA) labels.

Mykola Suk will perform Franz Liszt’s Sonata After Reading Dante, Fantasy on theme BACH, Funerailles, Bells of Geneve, Benediction, and the great fantasy on "Moses" by his rival Sigismond Thalberg, with whom Liszt had a piano duel.

For the master class, Kirill Gliadkovsky’s piano students will present pieces by Liszt, Chopin, Gershwin, Shostakovich, McDowell and other composers. After each performance, Mykola Suk will work with the students and suggest improvements in their technique before the audience.

SUU’s Department of Music offers you the unique opportunity to experience a master musician performing some of Franz Liszt’s most beloved repertoire. Do not miss Mykola Suk in a free recital. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.


The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents nearly 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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