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Miller and Shagdaron Perform Sept. 3

BOONE–Clarinetist Douglas Miller and pianist Bair Shagdaron will present a concert Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Music Center.

The program features Mozart’s “Divertimento No. 2 K439b,” Copland’s “Sonata” and Jongen’s “Recitativo et Airs de Ballet.”

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Miller and Shagdaron are members of the Hayes School of Music faculty at Appalachian.

Miller is a native of Lenoir. He made his formal New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1973 as winner of the Artists International Management Competition.

He has performed with many orchestras and chamber groups, including the Manhattan Orchestra, the Amor Artis Orchestra, the Columbia University Orchestra, the New York Kammermusiker, the Eroica Trio, and the League of Composers.

He has been a member of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, the Mozarteum Festival Orchestra in Salzburg, and the International Hindemith Festival in Los Angeles.

Locally, Miller plays with the Roanoke Symphony, the Western Piedmont Symphony, and with the Appalachian Woodwind Quintet.

He joined the faculty at Appalachian in 1980.

Shagdaron was born in Moscow, Russia, and began studying music at the age of four. In 1964 he entered the prestigious Moscow Gnessins Music School for Gifted Children. After graduating in 1976, Shagdaron studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He obtained a doctorate degree in piano performance from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1990, Shagdaron earned a second degree in composition.

An accomplished soloist, Shagdaron took fourth prize at the 1980 International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany, and third prize at the 1992 International Competition for Piano and Orchestra in Mazara del Vallo, Italy. Also in 1992 he was awarded the Honorary Title of “The People’s Artist of Buryat Republic” (Russia).

Shagdaron has given master classes in Japan and also performed throughout the United States, Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and Mongolia.

He joined the faculty at Appalachian in the fall of 2000 as an assistant professor of piano.

For more information call the Hayes School of Music at 262-3020.