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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations
260-982-5285  jskornegay@manchester.edu

 

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 Avignon, France.

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.

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