Feb. 24, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Faculty members Vadim Mazo and Mark Anderson from Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The works on the program include Telemann’s “Canonic Sonata in G,” Piazolla’s “Libertango,” “Cantabile for Violin and Guitar” by Paganini, Anderson’s “Fiddle Faddle” and “Czardas” by Monti. Mariachi music will also be performed as well as pieces from China, India and South America.
Mazo is associate professor of violin and viola. He has made his career as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician and conductor, and has presented master classes in countries all over the world. He holds degrees from the Vitebsk Music College and the Belorussian State Conservatory, For more than a decade he was a soloist with the Byelorussian Philharmonic. Mazo is also the founder and artistic director of the Ameropa Musical Arts Festival, an organization dedicated to the collaboration of American and European chamber musicians and ensembles.
Anderson is an adjunct instructor of guitar. He earned a master of music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has performed in locations across the country. He presented the U.S. premiere of “Rising Spirals” by award-winning composer Chinary Ung. Anderson received his undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College.