Internationally acclaimed musicians
will present Brahms concert Nov. 5
Two internationally accomplished
musicians from Indiana University’s music faculty will perform Friday,
Nov. 5 in Wine Recital Hall on the Manchester College campus. Violinist
Federico Agostini and pianist Reiko
Shigeoka-Neriki will share three
sonatas of Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) for their free recital, which
begins at 7:30 p.m.
Italian violinist Federico Agostini has earned critical praise for his
versatility as a soloist and chamber musician. He has taught violin at
the State Conservatories of Music of Venice and Trieste, and the
Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany, joining Indiana
University's violin faculty in 2002.
As leader and principal soloist for I Musici, Agostini performed
extensively in famous halls all over the world. Since 1987, he has been
the violinist of the Quartetto Fauré di Roma and has served as a juror
at the international violin competitions in Geneva, Switzerland and
Agostini’s recordings (Philips label) include the Bach violin concertos
and Vivaldi concertos op. 4 and 8, including Four Seasons.
Agostini also has recorded the Fauré piano quartets on the Claves label.
Japanese pianist Reiko Shigeoka-Neriki has appeared throughout the
United States, Europe, Japan and in many other countries. She was an
assistant to world-renowned pianist Gyorgy Sebok at IU, joining that
piano faculty full-time in 1997.
In 1982, she won the Best Accompanist Award at the International
Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Shigeoka-Neriki has appeared
frequently as a recital partner of Janos Starker in New York, Chicago,
Washington D.C., and Cleveland, as well as San Juan and Tokyo. She is a
regular performing member of “Festival der Zufunft” in Ernen,
Switzerland, which travels throughout the world.
Her CD of Chopin’s 24 Preludes and other Chopin pieces (Meister
Music) has won acclamations from music critics of Japan.