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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Sept. 28, 2012) – The Warrensburg Friends of Music will present two internationally renowned classical music artists, Valentina Igoshina on piano and David Halen on violin, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the University of Central Missouri’s Hart Recital Hall.
The event is the opening concert of the 2012-13 UCM Department of Music Piano Series. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Igoshina is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and a laureate of several international piano competitions, including the Rachmaninoff Piano Competition in Russia, the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain, and the Rubinstein Competition in Poland. She has appeared throughout Europe as a soloist, including engagements with the Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra in Amsterdam, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, and the Santiago Orchestra in Chile. Her recordings can be found on the Warner Classics International label.
Halen, a Warrensburg native, serves as concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and, as of fall 2012, as a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music. During the summer season he serves as concertmaster and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival. He also is distinguished visiting professor at Yale University, as well as the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.
In Missouri, Halen serves as the artistic director of the Innsbrook Institute and the Missouri River Festival of the Arts in Boonville. He is a recipient of UCM’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, honorary doctorate. He and his brother Eric, who is the associate concertmaster of the Houston Symphony, studied with their father, the late Walter Halen, UCM professor emeritus of music.
The Igoshina and Halen recital is made possible by the Warrensburg Friends of Music, the Missouri Arts Council, the UCM Department of Music, the Glore Family Foundation and the Arnold, Mo., Food Pantry.
The Warrensburg Friends of Music is dedicated to supporting musical endeavors that enrich the Warrensburg community and surrounding areas, providing support for area events such as the Warrensburg Community Band, Warrensburg Community Chorus, Warrensburg Junior Community Chorus, the UCM Student Chapter of Music Teachers National Association, the Smithsonian Institution's New Harmonies travelling exhibit, and Department of Music recitals by Darryl Duff and Carolyn True.