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Guest Recital Features Saxophonist, Pianist

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will present a guest artist recital featuring saxophonist Steve Stusek with pianist Konstantza Chernov on Monday, Feb. 25, at 8:15 p.m. in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

Selections for the performance will include “Sonate” by C. Franck, “Mysterious Morning III” by F. Tanada, “In Transit” by M. Zupko, “Heaven” by P. Goldstein and “Graceful Ghost Rag” by W. Bolcom.

Stusek serves as a professor of music at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Along with earning degrees from Indiana University and Arizona State University, Stusek studied at the Paris Conservatoire and the Conservatoire de la Region de Paris.

Stusek has earned an international reputation for performances of standard and new works for the saxophone as well as for his engaging master classes and clinics. He is a founding member of both the acclaimed Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and the UNCG Quatuor d’ Anches. During nearly a decade of living and performing in the Netherlands, Stusek won the prestigious Dutch Chamber Music Competition as part of the saxophone-accordion duo 2 track with accordion virtuoso Otine van Erp.

Chernov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she attended the Vladigerov Conservatory of Music. She traveled to the states and studied at both the Mannes College of Music and Queens College.

An active teacher, Chernov has served on the faculty at the United Nations International School, the Westchester Conservatory of Music and the Piano School of New York City. She has also performed as a solo performer and a chamber musician throughout Europe and the United States.  She was also a first prize winner of the Svetoslav Obretinov Bulgarian National Piano Competition and of the Dimitar Nenov Bulgarian National Piano Competition. Chernov is currently a first-year doctoral student at UNCG.

For more information, call 678-839-6516 or go to westga.edu for a music events calendar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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