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Alexandre Dossin and Fredi Gerling
To Perform Together at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Feb. 28, 2003
EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Alexandre Dossin, assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and guest artist, Fredi Gerling from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, will present a recital Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Brazil was fascinated with France and France in turn was fascinated with Brazil. As a result, music composed during this era reflects the culture of both countries. The Brazilian-born artists will present music of the era that offers an attractive combination of French elegance and Brazilian temperament.
Gerling, on violin, and Dossin, on piano, will begin this unique concert with "Copacabana" by D. Milhaud. The performance also will include H. Villa-Lobos' Sonata-Fantasy No. 1; Sonata No. 4 by C. Guarnieri; and "Mae d'agua Canta" by L. Cosme. The concert will end with Sonata in A Major by C. Franck. Dossin said, "The piece by Franck is one of the most beautiful works ever written for violin and piano."
Gerling received his graduate training in the United States at the New England Conservatory and at the University of Iowa. Dossin received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and the Master of Fine Arts Degree and the Advanced Post Graduate Certificate from the Tschaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia.
Dossin, who joined the UW-Eau Claire music department last year, has performed in 15 countries during the last 20 years and is a prizewinner in several national and international piano competitions.
The March 10 concert, which is free and open to the public, is being funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Professional Development Program, music and theatre arts department and College of Arts and Sciences.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 6, 2003