'The World Returns to Minot' with 2010 IBLA grand prize musicians
The "World Returns to Minot" for a third year Saturday (April 2) when six internationally acclaimed performing artists will join together for a gala concert at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The artists represent the 2010 "Grand Prize" winners of Sicily’s prestigious IBLA International Competition held in Ragusa, Sicily, each July.
Three pianists, Alexander Panfilov from Russia, Zuzana Simurdova from the Czech Republic and Maria Mannikko from Finland, will be featured. Their literature includes the music of Prokofiev, Liszt, Granados, Chopin and Brahms. Also featured will be Sarkis Nazarov, a young Russian violinist, and Christopher Croisé, a German cellist. Their pieces will include works of Sarasate and Tchaikovsky. Of special note is the virtuoso accordian playing of Polish musician, Rafal Luc. His selections include masterworks by Mendelssohn and many contemporary composers who specialize in writing for his instrument.
Minot State University is the first stop on the musicians’ U.S. concert tour. Other stops on their concert tour are Virginia and New York, which includes a debut performance in Carnegie Hall.
The musicians’ stay in Minot and the Saturday evening concert are made possible through support from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Music.
Concert tickets are $10 and will be available at the door and for advance purchase through the MSU Division of Music at 858-3185.