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Summer Music Chamber Series showcases wide range of contemporary works, including premieres

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The chamber music leg of the Jacobs School's 2013 Summer Music series begins at 8 p.m. this Thursday, June 27, in Auer Hall with the Rubens Quartet performing Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet, Dutilleux's "Ainsi la nuit" and Bartók's String Quartet No. 4.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi to perform in Argentina and Brazil

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Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy, directed by Jacobs professor Mimi Zweig, will leave this Sunday, June 2, for a performance tour of Argentina and Brazil, returning June 19.

IU community mourns passing of Distinguished Professor, cellist Janos Starker

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The Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music community mourns the passing today of Distinguished Professor of Music and Grammy Award-winning cellist Janos Starker.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents quartet concert at Kennedy Center

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Four students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, all members of the recently formed Wasmuth Quartet, will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools.

Nicholas Mariscal wins 2013 Latin American Music Center Recording Competition

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center is pleased to announce cellist Nicholas Mariscal as winner of the final round of the third Latin American Music Recording Competition, held Jan. 27, in Auer Hall. He is a junior studying with Professor Eric Kim.

Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi will play Carnegie Hall

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Twenty-one members of the String Academy Virtuosi -- a gifted group of violinists, violists and cellists between the ages of 12 and 18 who study in the pre-college program at the Jacobs School of Music -- will perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2013.

Pacifica Quartet performs first concert as Jacobs School ensemble-in-residence

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Celebrating its appointment as the first quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 50 years, the Pacifica Quartet will offer a free public performance in Auer Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

World-renowned Pacifica Quartet appointed quartet-in-residence at IU Jacobs School of Music

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The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet, one of the leading chamber music ensembles worldwide, has been appointed quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

IU Jacobs School of Music students featured on 'Performance Today' Dec. 5-9

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Cellist Cicely Parnas and accompanist Kati Gleiser, students at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be featured each day next week, Dec. 5-9, on American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America.

Jacobs School faculty and guest to perform complete Beethoven works for cello and piano

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music visiting assistant professor and collaborative pianist Liang-yu Wang will join Belgian guest cellist Thomas Landschoot in two concerts to present Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, including five sonatas and three variations. The concerts will take place Nov. 5 and 6 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall.

Laredo and Robinson celebrate 35 years in concert this Sunday

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Marking their 35th anniversary as both life- and artistic-partners, Jacobs School faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, will perform a free concert in Auer Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, with students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Part of the Jacobs School's "Sundays in Auer" chamber series, the program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Strings in B Minor, Fauré's Elegie for eight cellos, Schulhoff's Duo for Violin and Cello and the Brahms Sextet in B-Flat Major.

Cellist Peter Stumpf appointed to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (June 15) the appointment of cellist Peter Stumpf to its full-time faculty, following two years as an adjunct faculty member.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces winners of Concerto Competition

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The Jacobs School of Music has announced the recent student winners of concerto competitions in areas of violin, cello, brass and harp. The instrumentalists will perform with the Philharmonic, Symphony and University Orchestras as well as with the Wind Ensemble. A concerto will be included in IU Ballet Theater's spring ballet. All of the concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. The first concert features harpist Emily Levin March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center.

IU math, music freshman in top 20 of 4,036 undergrads taking Putnam exam

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Indiana University freshman Miles Edwards, a cello performance and math student from Marietta, Ga., is in some heady company. He recently scored in the top 20 students nationally in the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Mathematical competition.

IU String Academy cellists win top prizes at Popper International Cello Competition

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Several cellists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy received top honors at the David Popper International Cello Competition Nov. 12-15 in Varpalota, Hungary. Michael Zyzak won first place in the junior (11-14 year-old) division. His win was the only unanimous decision by the judges in the competition. Zyzak has studied with head of the academy's cello department, Susan Moses, for seven years.

IU Summer String Academy celebrates 25th year

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This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy, which brings together students and renowned faculty from around the world. Led by Jacobs Professor Mimi Zweig, the Summer String Academy is geared toward serious students ages 12-18 who wish to study violin, viola or cello in an intensive environment.

Virtuoso cellist Eric Kim to join IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

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Adding to a growing list of noteworthy faculty appointments, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (May 22) that virtuoso cellist Eric Kim will join its faculty in the fall semester, 2009. Considered by many as one of the finest orchestral, chamber music and solo cellists of his generation, Kim has an international career that includes principal cello in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he will have held for 20 years in 2009.

Katrina benefit concert planned at IU Jacobs School of Music

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A benefit concert in support of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Habitat for Humanity Musicians Village will be performed on Sunday, October 15, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. in Auer Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Faculty participants include violinist Federico Agostini, violist Atar Arad, cellist Emilio Colon, violist Yuval Gotlibovich, pianist Jean-Louis Haguenauer, violinist Mark Kaplan, violinist Alexander Kerr, violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, and pianist Yael Weiss. International prize-winning student violinist Frederieke Saeijs will also perform. Works to be performed are by Brahms, Prokofiev, and Schumann.

Famed violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo to join IU faculty

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Grammy-winning violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo has been appointed to the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music, it was announced today (April 29). He is the second faculty member appointed to the school through the university's "Commitment to Excellence" program, which is helping the school add four eminent master teachers. His wife, Sharon Robinson, an accomplished cellist, also will join the faculty.

Hurst and Starker receive distinguished awards from ASTA

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Congratulations to Professor of Music Lawrence Hurst, chair of the department of strings, and Distinguished Professor of Music Janos Starker on their receipt of distinguished awards from the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

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