Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin in Three Concerts

PosterFeb. 18, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Music Ilia Radoslavov and South African guest artist Zanta Hofmeyr will present three concerts in early March as part of their Beethoven project during which they perform the entire cycle of 10 sonatas for piano and violin.      

The recitals will be March 1 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 at 3 p.m. All will be held in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium, and are free and open to the public.

Radoslavov is a native of Bulgaria. He holds degrees from the State Conservatory of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Radoslavov has earned recognition at numerous competitions as well as performances throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa, including the gold medal at the 2009 Seattle International Piano Competition and first prize from the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.

Hofmeyr graduated from the Julliard School of Music before returning to her home country of South Africa in 1985. She has won several awards including Woman of the Year (Rapport/ City Press), a South African American Music Award nomination for her CD “Cantilena” and a nomination for best female artist at the KKNK arts festival. Hofmeyr currently teaches at the Universities of Pretoria and the Witwatersrand in South Africa, frequently acting as a string coach for youth orchestras.

By Lydia Hartlaub ’16