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BYU School of Music Welcomes Guest Artists During Winter 2024 Semester

During the Winter 2024 semester, the BYU School of Music hosted several notable guest artists! The performers inspired students and audiences with their artistic and skillful performances.

Joseph Alessi (trombone) performed Concerto for Trombone by legendary jazz pianist and Grammy Award–winner Chick Corea. Alessi performed with the BYU Wind Symphony.

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Joseph Alessi stands next to his concert poster. Image courtesy of Shawn Smith.

Lara Downes (piano), the Mivos Quartet (violin, viola, cello), and Eighth Blackbird (flute, piano, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello) all performed in various concerts commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Barlow Endowment.

Arthur Lipner (vibes and marimba) performed several of his original works with the BYU Percussion Ensemble, including a premiere of Treasure Chest. He also performed some solo pieces including Aspen Fingers, Sweet Rio, and more.

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Arthur Lipner happily plays the marimba. Image courtesy of Arthur Lipner.

Tabea Zimmerman (viola) performed two Bach suites for solo viola, Reger Sonata 1, Hindemith’s 1937 Solo Sonata, and a series of Kurtag-Ligeti movements. Being one of the world’s most sought-after violists, she was also invited to teach a masterclass.

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Tabea Zimmerman poses with her viola. Image courtesy of Tabea Zimmerman.

Romina Monsanto (cello) and Pablo Hernandez (oboe) performed several works together including Six Questions and Duo Sonatina.

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