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World premiere scheduled for Jan. 24

Violinist Philip Levy and pianist Thomas Schultz will perform the world premiere of a piece by Hyo-shin Na and music by Schoenberg, Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 general admission, $4 students, and can be purchased at the Stanford Ticket Office, 725-2787.

The program will feature Na's Dirge for Violin and Piano; Schoenberg's Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47; Mozart's Sonata in E Minor, K. 304; Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano; and Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 30, No. 2, in C Minor.

Levy, a senior lecturer in violin and chamber music, has performed in Europe, Israel, China, Japan and the United States as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and concertmaster. He has appeared in festivals at Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seattle and Aspen.

Levy has received many international prizes, including those awarded by the International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, Italy; the Royal Overseas League; the Myra Hess Trust; the Welsh Arts Council; the American-Israel Cultural Foundation; and the Rubin Academy Violin Competition in Israel. He has broadcast concertos and recitals on BBC radio and television and National Public Radio, and has recorded on Philips, London-Decca, Angel EMI, Centaur, Music and Arts, and Laurel record labels.

Schultz, a lecturer in piano, has performed numerous solo concerts, including a recital devoted to the music of John Cage, an all-Rzewski recital and a program of Rzewski and Hyo-shin Na, recorded for Belgian Radio. An active chamber musician, Schultz is pianist for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and has performed with the Da Camera Society of Houston and Robert Craft's 20th Century Classics Ensemble.


By Diane Manuel

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