Vaughan Recital Series: Amadi Azikiwe, violin & viola and Mikael Darmanie, piano

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Vaughan Recital Series: Amadi Azikiwe, violin & viola and Mikael Darmanie, piano

Performing works of Schubert, Bach, Paganini, and James Lee III.

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Faulkner Recital Hall, Hopkins Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances

AMADI AZIKIWE, violist, violinist and conductor, has been heard in recital in major cities throughout the United States, such as New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., including an appearance at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Azikiwe has also been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center.  Abroad, he has performed throughout Israel, Canada, South America, Central America, Nigeria, India, Japan, and Hong Kong.

As a soloist, Mr. Azikiwe has appeared with the Prince George’s Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Virginia Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Virginia Beach Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra, the City Island Baroque Ensemble of New York, the National Symphony of Ecuador, and at the Costa Rica International Music Festival.

Currently, Mr. Azikiwe is Music Director of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Harlem Chamber Players.

As an orchestral musician, he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal violist of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

A native of New York City, Amadi Azikiwe was born in 1969. After early studies with his mother, he began training at the North Carolina School of the Arts as a student of Sally Peck. His studies continued at the New England Conservatory with Marcus Thompson and at Indiana University as a student of Atar Arad.

As a soloist MIKAEL DARMANIE has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean. He has participated and won prizes in a number of regional and international competitions. Festival appearances have included High Peaks Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Mozarteum, Mainly Mozart, and L’Acadèmie de Musique de Sion. He recently performed in master classes for Leon Fleisher, Mitsuko Uchida, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerome Lowenthal  and Menahem Pressler. As a member of the Warp Trio, he performs throughout the country in genres from jazz to hip hop to electronic music to DJ’ing. Since his debut as a conductor with the Carolina Chamber Symphony in 2008, he has performed throughout the U.S., conducting various piano concerti from the keyboard and symphonic works. As a composer, his works have been performed throughout the U.S. and he is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. He is currently P.H.D. student at SUNY Stony Brook under the guidance of Gilbert Kalish and teaches undergraduate piano and music history and theory.

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Samantha Candon

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