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Nov. 21, 2003

Viola-Piano Duo From Arizona State Will Play At UI Dec. 5

Nancy Buck and Andrew Campbell, a viola-and-piano duo from Arizona State University, will present a University of Iowa guest recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Buck and Campbell are visiting the UI as guests of the School of Music. Their performance will be free and open to the public.

The program for the Dec. 5 recital will include several major works from the viola repertoire, alongside works that are less familiar. The complete program will be:
--"Lachrymae," op. 48, "Reflections on a song of Dowland " for viola and piano by Benjamin Britten;
--Maerchenbilder (Scenes from fairy tales), op. 113, for viola and piano by Robert Schumann;
--"Morpheus" for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke;
-- the Sonata (1937) for unaccompanied viola by Paul Hindemith; and
--"Concertpiece" for viola and piano by Georges Enesco.

Buck is associate professor of viola at Arizona State University as well as an artist faculty member of the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Steamboat Springs, Colo., She holds degrees in performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is an avid performer of chamber music and has presented concerts and recitals throughout the United States and Europe with the Felici Quartet. As a soloist Buck has been an invited participant in the Tertis International Viola Competition. She has appeared in concert with the Aspen Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival.

Buck has held positions with the Canton (Ohio) Symphony, the Michigan Chamber Symphony and the Toledo Symphony. Prior to joining the faculty at Arizona State, Buck taught at Bowling Green State University and spent numerous summers teaching and performing at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. She has presented master classes throughout North America and is an active member of the American Viola Society and the American String Teachers Association.

Campbell is assistant professor of piano accompanying and chamber music at ASU. During the summer season he is the director of the collaborative piano program at the Brevard Music Center and principal pianist for the BMC Festival Orchestra. Previous positions include music staff and rehearsal pianist for the Washington (D.C.) Opera, principal pianist and music director for the San Diego Opera Ensemble. He has served as rehearsal pianist for Andre Previn and Placido Domingo, and he has worked closely with the composer Carlisle Floyd on several productions of his operas.

Campbell holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, Indiana Universityand the University of Michigan. He spent several summers at the Aspen Music Festival as pianist and staff accompanist. Chamber music performances have taken him to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, where the Strad and Strings magazines both hailed his performances. He has performed on numerous recital series throughout the United States as a member of the McLin/Campbell Duo with violinist Katie McLin and Trio del Sol with McLin and clarinetist Robert Spring.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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