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Violinist Stefan Czermak performs March 27 at Appalachian

BOONE—Violinist Stefan Czermak will perform works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and other composers during a guest recital March 27 at Appalachian State University.
Pianist Bair Shagdaron will accompany Czermak in the 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.

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The evening’s program is comprised of “Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, K.380” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Two Poems, op.32” by Alexander Scriabin, “Polonaise in A-flat Major, op.53” by Frédéric Chopin, “Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, op.105” by Robert Schumann and a suite from “Much Ado About Nothing, op.11” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Czermak, a native of Poland, graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He was awarded an honorary diploma at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1970) and later he was a prizewinner of the Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (1972), Vianna da Motta in Lisbon (1973) and Alberto Curci Competition in Naples (1974).

After graduating from the conservatory, Czermak was named the first concertmaster of Wroclaw Symphony and a professor of violin at Wroclaw Conservatory. In 1984 he moved to Germany to become concertmaster of Goettingen Symphony. Since 1990 he has been concertmaster of Hamburg Symphony.

Czermak founded the Hamburg Shostakovich Quartet and has been a featured soloist with premier European orchestras and music festivals.