FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 24, 2007
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
GUEST BASSONIST PETER KOLKAY PERFORMS AT MTSU OCT. 8
(MURFREESBORO)—Peter Kolkay, MTSU’s guest bassoon artist, will perform a free and open recital at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
"Peter Kolkay is a musician known throughout the world,” said Maya Stone, instructor of bassoon at MTSU. “His playing is mesmerizing, displaying flawless technique with breathless musicality.
Kolkay will perform Franz Berwald’s Concertpiece, Elliott Carter's Retracing, George Perle’s Bassoonmusic, Camille Saint-Saens’s Sonata and Vivaldi’s E-minor Concerto.
In addition to his Oct. 8 public performance, Kolkay will give a free master class at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Stone noted.
Currently an assistant professor of bassoon at the University of South Carolina, Kolkay previously spent four years as visiting assistant professor of bassoon at West Virginia University and holds a doctoral degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. Kolkay earned a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.
A native of Naperville, Ill., his performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and on New York’s WQXR-FM. He has also appeared on the A & E Network’s Breakfast with the Arts, with host Elliott Forrest.
“No one should miss this recital!" Stone exclaimed
For more information on this and other events in the McLean School of Music, please visit www.mtsumusic.com or call 615-898-2493.