Visiting artist Ani Gogova will present a piano recital. Ani Gogova’s dazzling artistic presence has been captivating audiences around the world for almost two decades. Her career started early in her native Bulgaria when she won all major competitions, including the most prestigious National Music Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov”, as well as top prizes in several international competitions for young pianists. Since then, Gogova has appeared in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia, England, and throughout the US. Her solo renditions have been heard on the Bulgarian National Radio, FM Classic Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, and WFMT Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music
School of Music faculty artists Amanda McCandless, Ann Bradfield, Heather Peyton and Cayla Bellamy will coordinate and appear as clinicians at this event. Guest clinicians Wonkak Kim, clarinet, Eunhye Grace Choi, piano, Carrie Koffman, saxophone, William Ludwig, bassoon and Keri McCarthy, oboe, will also appear as clinicians and performers. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/reedday .
Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy, bassoon, will present a recital titled “Stolen,” with Sean Botkin, piano. The recital will feature works unintended for bassoon by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann, Ludovico Einaudi, Maurice Allard, and JacobTV. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visiting artist Margaryta Golovko will present a piano recital. Golovko was the 1st place winner of the 2014 Midwest International Piano Competition, held at UNI. Ukraine-born Golovko is a regular at the prize podiums of European piano competitions, and has already performed concerts in 9 countries spread across 3 continents. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist David Earll will present a tuba recital with UNI faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. Earll is a Willson Tuba Artist and Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. David currently plays with the vibrant UW-Platteville faculty chamber group Ensemble Nouveau and has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of South Dakota Faculty Brass Quintet and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Alena Lugovkina, flute, and Katherin Ventura, harp, will present a recital. Katherine and Alena began playing together in 2012 during the internationally renowned Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, in which they were both members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Having enjoyed performing together not just orchestrally, but also finding success as chamber music partners, they decided to form a flute and harp duo. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Jennifer Laubenthal, clarinet, and Kathy Melago, flute, will present a recital. Laubenthal is assistant professor of clarinet at Eastern New Mexico University. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, and a master's and a doctorate from Ohio State University. Melago is assistant professor of music education at Slippery Rock University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University, a master's from the University of Northern Iowa, and her doctorate from Ohio State University. This event is free and open to the public.
Featuring UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard and guest artists violinist Susanna Klein, and cellist Hannah Holman, Trio 826 will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artists Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano, and John Hines, bass, will present a shared vocal recital with faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.