New Music Series to Feature Vayo Composition and Guest Artists

Véronique Mathieu

Feb. 2, 2017    

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will open the spring season of the New Music Series Feb. 14 with a guest recital featuring violinist Véronique Mathieu and pianists Jasmin Arakawa and Illinois Wesleyan’s Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo.

A prizewinner in the 2012 Eckhardt-Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition, the 2010 Krakow International Contemporary Music Competition, and a three-time winner of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition, Mathieu currently teaches at the University of Kansas as an assistant professor of violin and director of the division of strings.

Arakawa is also a prizewinner of international competitions such as the Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America, and has performed widely on five continents. She currently serves as an assistant professor of piano at the University of South Alabama.

Vayo is the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Composition and Theory at Illinois Wesleyan where he teaches composition, improvisation, and contemporary music. The Feb. 14 program will feature Vayo’s Stations for violin, piano, and electronics.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

By Reilly Kasprak ’17