Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin in Three Concerts
Feb. 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