IWU's New Music Series to Host Guest Performers
September 4, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Music will present the
Murasaki Duo on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall (1210
Park St., Bloomington). As part of the School of Music's "New Music Series," the recital
will feature 20th century and contemporary compositions. The event is free and open
to the public.
The duo consists of cellist Eric Kutz and pianist Miko Kominami, was founded in 1996,
and is dedicated to performing cello and piano literature as chamber music. They
have performed throughout the United States and Canada, including concerts in New
York City and Toronto, and have won recognition as one of the leading ensembles of
its genre. Advocates for new music, the duo actively commissions new works in addition
to performing the classics.
Kutz and Kominami recently released their debut record, featuring works of Beethoven,
Chopin, and Rachmaninoff on the Centaur Records label. Currently both of them hold
faculty positions at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
For more information on this event or any of the "New Music Series" events, visit
the School of Music's Web site at www.iwu.edu/music/events/newmusic.html, or contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz '09 (309) 556-3181