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April 8, 2005

Violin-Piano Duo Will Play Bach, Beethoven And Franck In Guest Recital

The piano-and-violin duo of Mary Horozaniecki and David Viscoli will play music by Bach, Beethoven and Cesar Franck on a University of Iowa guest recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Their recital will be free and open to the public.

The three works on the program are the Sonata in A Major for violin and keyboard, S1015, by J.S. Bach; the Sonata No. 5 in F major for violin and piano, Op. 24 ("Spring"), by Ludwig van Beethoven; and the Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck.

Horozaniecki lives in Minnesota, where she is lecturer in music at Carleton College and also teaches at Augsburg and Macalester colleges. A frequent soloist with area orchestras, she has performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto scheduled through 2006. Also active as a chamber musician, she was the first violinist of the Sartory String Quartet until 1999. She celebrates 15 years as artist in residence for the Minnesota Valley Sommerfest Summer Concert Series, where she performs with the Sommerfest Trio, and is on the Artist Board of Directors. She was the violinist for the Huber Trio, which performed throughout Minnesota and in New York City.

Honored as the recipient of the 1993 Master Teacher Award given by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Teachers Association, she has been invited to give master classes at the Indiana University School of Music String Academy and around the country. She has also taught at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.

Horozaniecki's summer activities have included numerous workshops and festivals, and she currently serves as faculty for the Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference. She has given presentations at the national conference of the American String Teachers' Association and served as judge for the national competition finals for the Music Teachers National Association and Schubert Clubs.

Viscoli is an associate professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Praised as an "elegant pianist with great virtuosity to spare," he has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, Great Britain and Asia. Recent performances include recitals at the Japanese Embassy and National University of Arts in Taiwan, and Chung-Ang University in Korea, as well as concerto engagements with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Valley Wind Symphony.

Viscoli has participated in the Aspen Music Festival and the Music Festival of Florida at Sarasota. He has presented master classes both nationally and internationally. In July 2004, he was an examiner for the International Piano Performance Examinations in Taiwan. He is a frequent competition judge and has performed on radio broadcasts throughout the United States.

Viscoli has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. He was the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions for the state of California and the Golden West District. He has also competed overseas in the GPA Dublin International Piano Competition in Dublin, Ireland and the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy.

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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