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Guest artist Paul Desenne to perform Nov. 14 at UW-Eau Claire

November 12, 2012
Paul Desenne
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a guest artist recital featuring renowned Venezuelan cellist and composer Paul Desenne at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Desenne will perform Suite for Cello Solo No. 3 in C major by J.S. Bach as well as one of his own compositions, "Jaguar Songs for Solo Cello" (2002).

Inspired by the rich forms of popular and ethnic Latin American music, Desenne began composition studies as a teenager and studied cello in Paris under a number of eminent teachers. An award-winning cellist, Desenne has performed classical works and contemporary Latin American music, including his own compositions, throughout the Americas and in Europe. He has appeared at the Barbican Centre in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Festival de Montpellier in France and Festival Cervantino in Mexico, among many others.

Desenne's compositions have been performed worldwide by orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as the Simón Bolívar Youth and Symphonic orchestras, Kremerata Baltica, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Boston Classical Orchestra, the Miami Symphony and the New Juilliard Ensemble.

A 2009 Guggenheim fellow, Desenne has received numerous composition grants from prestigious institutions. He is a music columnist for Venezuela's national newspaper, El Nacional, and has published satirical essays in Colombia's renowned arts magazine, Revista Número.

Desenne will present a lecture about his music at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and a cello master class at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. These events as well as the Nov. 14 concert are free and open to the public.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the events calendar online.



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