Bruce Berg to Perform Bach Recital Jan. 10

Jan. 7, 2000

by Richard Veit

Bruce Berg, associate professor of violin at Baylor University, will perform an all-Bach recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This faculty recital, featuring Solo Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, and 3, commemorates the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death in 1750.

A member of the School of Music faculty since the fall of 1994, Berg performs regularly as first violinist of the Baylor String Quartet, as well as many faculty and student recitals. He was the recipient of Baylor University's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1997.

Berg began his studies with his father, Herman Berg. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He has studied violin and chamber music with such renowned instructors as Dorothy Delay, Joseph Szigeti, Nathan Milstein, Sándor Végh, Lilian Fuchs, William Lincer and Felix Galimir.

He has served as concertmaster and soloist with the Brandenburg Collegium, the Bach Ensemble, Concert Royal, Ars Musica, the Mozartean Players and the Ensemble for Early Music. He also has appeared as violinist with the English Baroque Soloists, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Aston Magna, the American Symphony Orchestra, Banchetto Musicale, St. Luke's Orchestra and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.

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

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