ARLINGTON - International concert artist Fabio Bidini, a professor in the piano department of the Universität der Künste in Berlin, and Elizabeth Morrow, University of Texas at Arlington cello professor, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row. The concert is free and open to the public.
The artists will perform the “Sonata in C Major op. 5 No. 1, Sonata in F Major, op. 102 No. 1,” “Sonata in A Major, op 69,” and the “Seven Variations, op. 46,” all from “Part I, The Complete Works of Beethoven for Piano and Cello.”
Italian pianist Bidini’s appearances have included performances with The London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London at Royal Festival Hall, the New World Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony. He has also performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Forth Worth Chamber Orchestra, Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra Prague at the Rudolphinum, and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra at Liszt Academy Hall.
Bidini has been awarded first prize in 11 of Italy’s most prestigious national piano competitions and has been the recipient of the top prizes awarded in eight international competitions. He has recorded a total of 10 CDs for the BMG, EPR, Classichord, Musikstrasse and True Sounds labels. Bidini is a professor in the piano department of the “Universität der Künste – Berlin.”
Morrow was awarded her Doctor of Musical Arts in cello performance from the University of Southern California under Eleonore Schoenfeld. She played her debut as soloist with the South Bend Symphony at age 16 and performed one year later with the Indianapolis Symphony. She attended Indiana University, received an artist's diploma from the Conservatory of Music in Freiburg, Germany and a Master of Arts degree in cello performance from California State University Fresno.
Morrow’s repertoire extends beyond traditional classical periods and styles to incorporate jazz and 20th Century compositions, and she has a special interest in and commitment to performing newly-commissioned and lesser-known works in the cello repertoire. In support of that mission, she released her solo compact disc, “Soliloquy: Contemporary Works for Unaccompanied Cello,” with Centaur Records in 1999.
As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has concertized extensively in Europe and North America. She has been a featured performer at the World Cello Congress III in Towson, Maryland and had residencies in Mannheim, Germany and Seoul, Korea teaching and performing. She is the founder/director of the Texas Cello Academy, an annual summer event at the University of Texas at Arlington. Call (817) 272-3471 for more information.
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