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Artist-Faculty Series: Marlen Vavrikova, oboe

Artist-Faculty Series: Marlen Vavrikova, oboe

Saturday, January 19, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

Marlen Vavrikova, associate professor of oboe at Grand Valley, will present a concert featuring works by Czech composer Petr Eben.

With a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois, Vavrikova has performed in Sarasota, Hot Springs, Banff and Ostrava New Music festivals, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music and International Double Reed Society conferences, and has been a soloist with the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble, the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, and the Janacek Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to receiving a stipend from the Czech Musical Fund and travel grants from the Ostrava City Council and the Civic Foundation, Vavrikova won the Presser Music Award and the Kate Neal Kinley Musical Fellowship, and was awarded the Fellowship for Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Illinois. A member of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra in 2005, she has taught chamber music and oboe at the AMEROPA international festival in Prague and the Illinois Summer Youth Music Festival. Her primary teachers include Nancy Ambrose King, Richard Killmer, Daniel Stolper, and Josef Zidek.

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