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Violinist Corey Cerovsek
To Perform April 11
MAILED: March 31, 2000|
The University Artists Series will present violinist Corey Cerovsek in concert Tuesday, April 11, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
At the age of 27, with more than a dozen years of performing on the world's classical music stages to his credit not to mention a spot on "The Tonight Show" when he was only 14 violinist Corey Cerovsek has matured into a musician known for his dramatic performances, clear sound and stylistic flexibility.
The program includes Brahms' Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano; Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens; Sonata for Violin and Piano by Poulenc; Miniature Viennese March and Caprice Viennois by Kreisler; and Sarasate's "Carmen" Fantasy.
Born in 1972 in Vancouver, Canada, Corey Cerovsek began violin studies at the age of five. At nine he won the grand prize over 3,000 other musicians in the Canadian Music Competition. He graduated at 12 from the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music with a gold medal for the highest marks in strings, and that same year he was accepted as a student of Josef Gingold at Indiana University. Cerovsek received bachelor's degrees in mathematics and music at 15, master's degrees in both disciplines at 16, and completed his doctoral course work in mathematics and music at 18.
Cerovsek has appeared with conductors such as Mehta, Dutoit, Litton, and Tilson Thomas; he has performed with symphony orchestras worldwide; and he has performed in recital with pianist Katja Cerovsek (his sister and accompanist) throughout North America.
Cerovsek's first recording was released in 1998. Featuring works by Henri Wieniawski, the disc was praised by The Los Angeles Times for its "spirit, taste, charm, and, of course, abundant virtuosic challenges that Cerovsek meets with apparent ease ... He embodies a welcome interpretive approach that puts sincerity and sweetness above ego-driven bravura."
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.
Patrons also may charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
During the concert, free parking on campus is available in the Water Street and Fine Arts parking lots.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 31, 2000