Guest Recital: Alexandre Da Costa, violin and Wonny Song, piano
7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT September 10, 2013
The program will be Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3.
Alexandre Da Costa, earned a Masters degree in violin and first prize from the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec at age 18. He has won many national and international first prizes, and has given over a thousand concerts and recitals throughout North America, Mexico, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia. As a recording artist, he has produced 12 CDs and in 2012, he won the JUNO award for Classical Album of the Year for his recording of the concertos by American composer Michael Daugherty with the Montreal Symphony. Mr. Da Costa is Professor of violin at the Gatineau Music Conservatory (Ottawa, Canada). He was also named Musical Development Director of the Canimex Foundation, an organization gathering an impressive collection of fine instruments for the benefit of talented artists.
Wonny Song is widely praised through his recitals, concerto appearances and recordings for his wonderfully poetic touch, depth of musical insight and charismatic personality. Winner of the 2010 Canadian Musician Award as well as the 2002 Galaxie Rising Star Award, he has appeared with over 40 different orchestras. As winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Mr. Song made his recital debuts at Carnegie Zankel Hall in New York, sponsored by the Claire Tow Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. He was also awarded the Fergus Orchestra Soloist Prize, the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize, and the Miriam Brody Aronson Prize.
This event is free and open to the public.