IWU’s New Music Series Features Guest Recital by “Duo Thalie”

January 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will open the spring season of the New Music Series with a guest recital by “Duo Thalie.” Violinist Vronique Mathieu and pianist Sophie Patey will perform Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

All concerts given by the New Music Series are free and open to the public and highlight compositions of the 20th and 21st century. “Duo Thalie” will feature contemporary music by composers of the United States and Europe, such as Four Nocturnes: Night Music II by Pulitzer prizewinner George Crumb.

A winner of the 2009 Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition and the 2009 Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America, Mathieu is currently completing a doctorate degree in violin performance at Indiana University.

Patey is also a prizewinner of several international competitions such as the European Claude Kahn Competition, the Grand Concours International de Piano and the Krakow International Competition for Contemporary Music. Patey earned a doctorate in Musical Arts from the State University of Stony Brook (NY).  

For additional information, contact the School of Music at (309) 556- 3061.

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181