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Sept. 17, 2004

Piano-Cello Duo Presents UI Guest Recital Oct. 1

Cellist David Carter, faculty member at St. Olaf College, and pianist Esther Wang, on the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a University of Iowa guest recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct 1, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Carter and Wang's recital will be free and open to the public.

The program includes the Sonata for cello and piano by Francis Poulenc; the Sonata for cello and piano in D major, op. 58, by Felix Mendelssohn; the Suite No. 22 for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach; and solo piano works by Gabriel Faure and Isaac Albeniz.

Carter was a finalist in the Emanual Feuermann Solo Competition and semifinalist in the Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music. He has taught on the faculties of Illinois Wesleyan University and Wichita State University, and was principal cellist of the Wichita Symphony. Though legally blind as the result of the retinal disease choroideremia, Carter maintains an active performance schedule as soloist and chamber musician. He is cello editor of the Minnesota String Notes magazine and artistic director of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival, as well as teaching at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana.

Wang is an active soloist and collaborator throughout the United States and has appeared on numerous concert series, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago and the W.A. Mozart Fest Series in Austin, Tex. The San Jose Mercury News has called Wang "a forceful, take-charge kind of artist with personality . . . spirited and vital," and the Double Reed Journal called her a "magnificent accompanist" after the 1999 International Double Reed Conference.

Wang has served on faculties at St. Olaf College, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Baylor University, Lutheran Summer Music, the New England Music Camp and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Conn. She performs and lectures on J.S. Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" as a member of the Bach Four and has recorded solo and chamber works by Jan Radzynski on the Centaur label. She joined the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College this fall.

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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