Friends of Music Concert
The Warrensburg Friends of Music will present two internationally renowned classical music artists, Valentina Igoshina on piano and David Halen on violin, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the University of Central Missouri’s Hart Recital Hall.
The event is the opening concert of the 2012-13 UCM Department of Music
Piano Series. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Igoshina is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and a
laureate of several international piano competitions, including the
Rachmaninoff Piano Competition in Russia, the Jose Iturbi International
Piano Competition in Spain, and the Rubinstein Competition in Poland. She
has appeared throughout Europe as a soloist, including engagements with the
Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra in Amsterdam, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, and
the Santiago Orchestra in Chile. Her recordings can be found on the Warner
Classics International label.
Halen, a Warrensburg native, serves as concertmaster of the St. Louis
Symphony Orchestra and, as of fall 2012, as a member of the faculty at the
University of Michigan School of Music. During the summer season he serves
as concertmaster and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival. He also is
distinguished visiting professor at Yale University, as well as the Robert
McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.
In Missouri, Halen serves as the artistic director of the Innsbrook
Institute and the Missouri River Festival of the Arts in Boonville. He is a
recipient of UCM’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, honorary doctorate. He and
his brother Eric, who is the associate concertmaster of the Houston
Symphony, studied with their father, the late Walter Halen, UCM professor
emeritus of music.
The Igoshina/Halen recital is made possible by the Warrensburg Friends of
Music, the Missouri Arts Council, the UCM Department of Music, the Glore
Family Foundation and the Arnold, Mo., Food Pantry.
The Warrensburg Friends of Music is dedicated to supporting musical
endeavors that enrich the Warrensburg community and surrounding areas,
providing support for area events such as the Warrensburg Community Band,
Warrensburg Community Chorus, Warrensburg Junior Community Chorus, the UCM
Student Chapter of Music Teachers National Association, the Smithsonian
Institution’s New Harmonies travelling exhibit, and Department of Music
recitals by Darryl Duff and Carolyn True.
For more information, contact the UCM Department of Music at ucmo.edu/music
or 660-543-4530 or Mia Hynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.