Violist Andrea Houde of the West Virginia University School of Music faculty will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center, Tuesday, March 25.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

According to Houde, the program includes: “Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major” by J.S.Bach; “Fairy Tales” by Robert Schumann, with pianist Kyle Linscheid; and “Truckin’ Through the South” by Aaron Minsky, transcribed by David Dalton. The latter work is a “blues” etude with a Baroque influence. It is from a collection of alternative style etudes by rock cellist Aaron Minsky.

Andrea Houde received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and a Master of Music in viola performance/pedagogy and a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. An active performer, she is the violist of the West Virginia Piano Quartet, former principal viola of the Lancaster Symphony, and was a nine-year member of the Maryland Symphony.

She is also a founding musician and principal viola of the Endless Mountain Music Festival in Wellsboro, Pa., where she has performed and taught in the summers since 2006. Her versatility has led to such opportunities as performing tango with Astor Piazzolla’s god son, Marcelo Nisinman, and playing in a rock band on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.

She has performed in festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Encore School for Strings, Brevard Music Center, the Castleman Quartet Program, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Interlochen Arts Camp.

As a two-time Peabody-Singapore Fellow, she traveled to Singapore to mentor students at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and to perform with the Singapore Symphony.

For more information about the recital, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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