Violinist Jonathan Carney, who is concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest artist recital at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Monday (Nov. 3).

The concert begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Carney will be joined by two music faculty members—violist Andrea Priester Houde, and pianist James Miltenberger. The program will feature Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and Mozart’s “Duo for Violin and Viola.”

Carney is in his 13th season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, after 12 seasons in the same position with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

He studied at Juilliard with Ivan Galamian and Christine Dethier, and was awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship to continue his studies in London at the Royal College of Music.

After enjoying critically acclaimed international tours as both concertmaster and soloist with numerous ensembles, Carney was invited by Vladimir Ashkenazy to become concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1991. He was also appointed concertmaster of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and the Basque National Orchestra in 1996.

Recent solo performances have included concertos by Bruch, Korngold, Khatchaturian, Sibelius, Nielsen, the Brahms Double Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” which was featured as a live BBC broadcast from London’s Barbican Hall.

He has made a number of recordings, including concertos by Mozart, Vivaldi and Nielsen, sonatas by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck, and a disc of virtuoso works of by Sarasate and Kreisler with his mother Gloria Carney as pianist. New releases include Beethoven’s Archduke and Ghost trios, the cello quintet of Schubert and a Dvorak disc with the Terzetto and four Romantic pieces for violin.

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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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