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Friday, January 27, 2012

Viktor Uzur, Faculty Cello Recital @ WSU (Ogden: Feb 17)

Solo Cello

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Viktor Uzur, Faculty Cello Recital
When: Friday, 17 February 2012 • 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 17, in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Children eight years and older are welcome to attend. 

The program will include selections from the Uzur’s newly released CD titled “Solo Cello” (by IsoMike label). It was recorded in Austad Auditorium at Weber State University using state of the art equipment by Kimber Cable and IsoMike. The recital will feature selections from the CD such as J. S. Bach, Suites and A. Piatti Caprices for solo cello. 

CD will be available for purchase at the recital and all of the proceedings will go toward scholarships for the College of Arts and Humanities.

The program notes in the CD are written by Carey Campbell (Carey Campbell 2011).

Viktor thanks Ray Kimber, Aaron Hubbard, Nathan Call, Greamme Brown, Chuck Francis, Carey Campbell, Debora Uzur, Suren Bagratuni, Dmitry Miller, Timothy Stephenson, Weber State University and all dear friends and fans for their support.

For more information about the CD please visit:

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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