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Thursday, February 28, 2013

EVENT: WSU ASTA ASTA Stringfest and Honors Concert @ Weber State University Department of Performing Arts (Garrison Choral Room, BC136: March 22-25)

Honors Concert features the Best
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU ASTA ASTA Stringfest and Honors Concert
Miran Begic* Violin Masterclass: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 (BC136)
Stringfest Adjudication: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 (class rooms)
Honors Recital: 7:30 p.m. March 25 (BC 136)
Where: Garrison Choral Room, (BC136) Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the annual WSU ASTA Stringfest and Honors concert. The festival schedule:
Friday, March 22: Miran Begic* Violin Masterclass: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Garrison Choral Room (BC136)
Saturday, March 23: Stringfest Adjudication: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Browning Center class rooms)
Monday, March 25: Honors Recital: 7:30 p.m., Garrison Choral Room. This is a free concert.
The Honors Concert participants are the best students selected from entries in the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) Stringfest held on the WSU campus on Saturday, March 23. The participants on the six stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar and harp) are judged in the following categories: Junior Elementary (up to 3rd grade), Senior Elementary (4th-6th grade), Junior (7th – 9th grade), Senior (10th
– 12th grade), and College. Each participant receives a rating certificate. Trophies and music store gift certificates will be presented to the winners in each category.
The Stringfest is organized and run by the WSU student chapter of the American String Teachers Association with National School Orchestra Association. It is sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts at WSU with partial funding provided by WSU Clubs and Organizations.
For more information about Stringfest contact Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang, 626-6929, or via email at swang@weber.edu.
*Miran Begic was born in Podgorica, where he finished his elementary and high school music education, under the guidance of teacher Villie Ferdinandi. He was only 13 years old when he has had his debut as a soloist with symphony orchestra, playing Mendelssohn’s e minor concert. He studied at Music academy in Podgorica. He got his master degree in violin and also in in chamber music, at the Academy of music in Novi Sad and Belgrade. He attended master classes with professors Pavel Vernikov and Eric Ginzberg. Mr. Begic has won several national first awards of young musicians, and first prize on the Petar Konjovic international competition in Belgrade.
He has performed as a musician on numerous podiums of Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Austria, France, England, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Sweden, USA. His chamber music activities are related to cooperation with musicians such as Wifried Strehle, Peter Langgartner, Jaroslav Nadrzicky, Viktor Uzur, Herbert Keffer, Barbara Hendrix, Sergey Smbatyan, Darinka Matic Marovic.
He has played as soloist with Montenegrian Symphony Orchestra and many international student orchestras. From 2001. now on, he has played over 150 resitals in duo with pianist Bojan Martinovic, with whom he also plays in chamber trio TRITONUS, together with cellist Igor Perazic. Mr. Begic recorded music for Montenegrian National Television, Serbian National Television, Radio television of Greece.
He works as professor of violin and chamber music at the music academy Cetinje. He is in the position of Dean of Music Academy of Montenegro, Cetinje, and director of Summer academy and festival Espressivo in Cetinje.

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