Free Summer Concert at Schwartz Center July 6

Violinist Victor Romanul and pianist Miri Yampolsky will perform Johannes Brahms’ complete sonatas for violin and piano on Tuesday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Cornell University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, the concert is free and open to the public. Named “Best of Boston” as a solo violinist by The Boston Globe, Romanul has performed throughout the world as a solo and chamber artist. A student of Jascha Heifetz from 1980 to 1981, Romanul joined the faculty of the Boston Conservatory in the late ’80s and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He has recently presented the world premiere of the John Clement Adams Violin Concerto; toured with the Chester String Quartet as their first violinist; performed a multitude of chamber music and solo concerts; and taught at several schools, including the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory of Music, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute.Israeli pianist Miri Yampolsky made her orchestral debut at the age of sixteen as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and maestro Zubin Mehta. A first-prize winner of the José Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, she is an avid and active chamber musician. She is on the faculty of the Music Department at Cornell and is co-artistic director of Mayfest, an international chamber music festival held annually at Cornell.Cornell’s free summer events series, which runs from June 29 to August 6, includes Tuesday events at the Schwartz Center, Wednesday lectures at the Statler, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad. For more information and to see the complete schedule, visit www.summer.cornell.edu/events, e-mail cusce@cornell, or call 607.255.4987.

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