Former Dallas Symphony Violinist To Perform At Baylor

March 7, 2002

by Richard Veit

Latvian-born violinist Arkady Fomin, formerly a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest recital at Baylor University at 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Roxy Grove Hall. He will be accompanied by Russian pianist Daredjan Kakouberi.

The program will include Jean-Marie Leclair's Sonata No. 3 in D major, César Franck's Sonata in A major, Sergei Prokofieff's Sonata in D major, Op. 94a and Camille Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso.

Fomin has performed as a chamber musician, soloist and conductor throughout the United States, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Austria and Japan.

He is a recipient of the Cowlishaw Artist-in-Residence Award at the University of Texas at Dallas for artistic achievement and contributions to the City of Dallas. He is the founder and artistic director of the New Conservatory of Dallas, artistic director of both the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colo., and the Conservatory Music Festival in Gmunden, Austria.

Kakouberi has given recitals and appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Moscow, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Italy and the United States. She has recorded with the Moscow Philharmonic on Melodiya Records and with the Allegro Sinfonia in Minneapolis and has appeared regularly as a faculty member of the Conservatory Music in the Mountains. She received the Most Outstanding and Distinguished Pianist Award in the IBLA International Competition in Italy in 2000.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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