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UNCSA MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER SHEILA BROWNE TO PERFORM VIOLA RECITAL ON JAN. 18
WINSTON-SALEM – University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Music faculty member Sheila Browne, violin, and guest pianist Julie Nishimura will perform Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and other works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Watson Chamber Music Hall on the campus at 1533 South Main St.
In addition to Romeo and Juliet, the program includes another work by Prokofiev, his cello sonata, as well as Vaughan Williams’ Romance and Dvorak’s Sonatina.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For reservations, call the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances.
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Browne was Karen Tuttle's teaching assistant at The Juilliard School with a Naumburg scholarship for four years, and was awarded a German Academic Exchange Grant (DAAD) for studies with soloist Kim Kashkashian at the Freiburger Hochschule. She also was Karen Ritscher's teaching assistant at Rice University's Shepherd School while in Paul Katz’s quartet residency program. She has taught at the universities of Missouri and Tennessee before joining the faculty of the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and has also recently joined the faculty of New York University. Browne teaches at summer festivals such as California Summer Music, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and at the Euro Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany. Her most recent invitations to give master classes and/or recitals have been at Oberlin, Eastman, Queens and McGill universities. She serves on the executive board of the American Viola Society.
Pianist Julie Nishimura celebrates 21 years as faculty accompanist for the Department of Music at the University of Delaware, having performed more than 350 collaborative recitals and 40 opera and scene-study performances with the Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre. A much sought-after collaborative artist, Nishimura has performed in the chamber music series of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and she has been a guest artist at more than 30 college campuses.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.