|April 29, 2002||
Press Contact: Cathy Sweitzer|
Director of Communications, University of Chicago Presents
Exclusive Season Appearance of Cellist Janos Starker at the University of Chicago Presents
The University of Chicago Presents Chamber Music Series will close its Chamber Music Series with a rare recital appearance by cellist Janos Starker, one of the supreme musicians of the 20th century on Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Mandel Hall. Mr. Starker will perform works by Strauss, Beethoven and Brahms with pianist Shigeo Neriki. Ticket prices are $29 (student price $11, with valid ID. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call (773) 702-8068 or visit us online at http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.
ABOUT JANOS STARKER
Mr. Starker joined the faculty of the School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1958, where he holds the title of Distinguished Professor. He was the first recipient of the Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, an honor given by the University to a faculty member who has achieved distinction both as teacher and artist.
Mr. Starker has amassed a recording catalog of more than 165 works on various international labels. His releases on BMGs RCA Victor Red Seal label have included his first recording of the cello version of the Bartok Viola Concerto, the Dvorak Concerto and Richard Strauss Don Quixote. His interpretations of sonatas for cello and piano of Brahms, Debussy, Martinu were nominated for a 1993 Grammy Award. Additional recent issues have come from Delos, CRI, and re-releases from Mercury and EMI. He has recorded for Angel, Deutsche Grammophon, Everest, Laurel, London, Louisville, Mercury, Philips, Seraphim, Star and other labels worldwide.
ABOUT SHIGEO NERIKI
Active as a soloist and a chamber musician, Shigeo Neriki has performed with many orchestras in the United States, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.). He has also played extensively in his native Japan, Europe and Mexico.
He currently holds the title of Professor of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington and the title of Guest Professor from two universities in Japan - Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and Soai University in Osaka, where he regularly gives master classes. He resides in Bloomington with his wife and son.
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