Pianist Asuncion performs at BRCC Nov. 8

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) concert series presents pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Auditorium. The all-Liszt program, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth, will feature two Hungarian rhapsodies, the B minor sonata and transcriptions of works by Schubert, Wagner and Gounod.

As a recitalist and concerto soloist, Asuncion has appeared in major concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and the Philippines. He played his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra and his New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1999.
A chamber music enthusiast, he has performed with many renowned artists at venues that include the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, 92nd Street Y and the Santa Fe, Aspen, Madison, Virtuosi, Pera and Amelia Island music festivals. He has served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and the Garth Newel Summer Music Festival. This past summer he was a featured performer at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in N.C.
Asuncion is currently associate professor of piano and director of collaborative arts studies at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. He received his doctor of musical arts degree in 2007 from the University of Maryland at College Park.
All concerts feature open (non-reserved) seating. Proceeds benefit the college’s community enrichment program. Thomas Auditorium is located in the Sink Building on BRCC’s Henderson County campus. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Ayesh at 828-694-1860 or kevina@blueridge.edu.
– article submitted
by Kevin Ayesh

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