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Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin to perform Dec. 9

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William Preucil has spent seven years as Distinguished Professor of Violin at Furman.

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Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil will perform in recital Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

A Sound Quality Series event, the recital is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

Celebrating his seventh year as a member of the Furman faculty, Preucil will perform sonatas by Beethoven, Leclair, and Brahms assisted by Furman faculty pianist David Gross and violinist Thomas Joiner.

Preucil was appointed concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1994. Prior to joining the orchestra, Preucil performed for seven seasons as the first violinist of the Grammy Award winning Cleveland Quartet. As a member of the quartet, he performed more than 100 concerts each year in the world’s major musical capitals and recorded for Telarc International the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 17 string quartets, as well as a variety of other chamber works. Previously, Preucil served seven years as concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, after earlier holding the same position with orchestras of Utah and Nashville.

During his tenure in Atlanta, Preucil appeared with orchestra as soloist in 70 performances of 15 different concertos. Composer Stephen Paulus’s Violin Concerto was written for, and dedicated to Preucil, who premiered it and then recorded it for New World Records with the Atlanta Symphony and conductor Robert Shaw. He has also made solo appearances with symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Detroit, Rochester, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

Preucil regularly performs at the most prestigious North American chamber music festivals, as well as international festivals in Switzerland, France, and Germany. He also serves as concertmaster and violin soloist of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Diego, and continues to perform as a member of the Lanier Trio.

Actively involved as an educator, Preucil is Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has previously held positions as professor of music at the Eastman School of Music, Artist in Residence at the University of Maryland School of Music, and Distinguished Lecturer in Music at the University of Georgia.

Preucil began studying violin at the age of five with his mother, Doris Preucil, a pioneer in Suzuki violin instruction in the United States. At the age of 16, he graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy and entered Indiana University to study with Josef Gingold.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

Last updated February 17, 2016
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