West Virginia State University and Montclaire String Quartet Announce Collaboration

8/31/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
kosborne@wvstateu.edu

 
Aug. 31, 2015
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West Virginia State University and Montclaire String Quartet Announce Collaboration

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — The West Virginia State University (WVSU) College of Arts and Humanities today announced a new collaboration with the Montclaire String Quartet beginning with the fall 2015 semester.

The quartet, formerly the resident quartet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO), is now the Quartet in Residence at WVSU.

The Quartet’s first recital at WVSU will occur in the Fannin S. Belcher Theatre of the Davis Fine Arts Building on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  This performance is free and open to the public. A reception will follow and light refreshments will be served.

The program features chamber music masterworks by Halvorsen, Shostakovich and Dvorak. The Quartet consists of Anton Shelepov, violin I; Cristian Fatu, violin II; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; and Andrea Di Gregorio, cello, and each member serves as a principle player of their respective section within the WVSO. They will be joined by pianist Victoria Martirosyan-Fatu, assistant professor of music at WVSU, for this performance.

“The addition of the Montclaire String Quartet to the West Virginia State University community is an exciting development in the partnership between WVSU and the WVSO,” said Dr. Scott Woodard, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. “The Montclaire String Quartet represents the finest in culture and music the Kanawha Valley has to offer. The students, faculty and staff of West Virginia State University will now be privileged to have increased access to the cultural enrichment made possible by the inclusion of this ensemble on our campus. We welcome them with open arms.”

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Woodard, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at (304) 766-3196 or e-mail swoodar1@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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