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Published: October 13, 2022

Violin-Piano Duo to Kick off Concert Series

The University of Tampa will kick off the Charlene A. Gordon Chamber Music Series with a piano-violin duo Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Violinist Geneva Lewis and pianist Audrey Vardanega will present a program celebrating the violin-piano duo repertoire through Fazil Say’s atmospheric and dramatic Violin Sonata, Ludwig van Beethoven’s pastoral Violin Sonata No. 10, William Grant Still’s folk-like Suite and Robert Schumann’s turbulent and passionate Violin Sonata No. 2.

Ferman Center for the ArtsThe University of Tampa will kick off the Charlene A. Gordon Chamber Music Series with a piano-violin duo Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Lewis and Verdanega’s performance is the first in the Charlene A. Gordon Chamber Music Series. All performances in this series will take place in the Charlene A. Gordon Theater in the Ferman Center for the Arts on campus, and are free and open to the public.

The other performances in this series are as follows:

  • Baroque Chamber Music from the Scottish Enlightenment at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. Flutist Barbara Prescott, cellist Carlos Audi, saxophonist Patrick Meighan and harpsichordist Duncan MacMillan will perform music from the Baroque era, specifically from the Scottish Enlightenment.
  • Gary Levinson on the violin and Baya Kakouberi on the piano at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. The duo will present “a program of fireworks” for violin and piano, performing sonatas by C. Debussy and R. Strauss, as well as Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne and Ravel’s Tzigane.
  • Amernet String Quartet with Grigorios Zamparas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Praised by the New York Times for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. They collaborate in this program with Grigorios Zamparas, UT’s director of piano studies and professor of music, in a perfor­mance of Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81 and other works.
  • The Lysander Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17. The Lysander Piano Trio has been praised by The Strad magazine for its “incredible ensem­ble, passionate playing, articulate and imagi­native ideas and wide palette of colors” and by The Washington Post for “an uncommon degree of heart-on-the-sleeve emotional frankness” and “vivid engagement carried by soaring, ripe­ly romantic playing.” For this program, they will perform trios by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Bridge.
  • Trio de Minaret with violist Derek Mosloff at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. The Trio de Minaret has been an ensemble-in-residence at UT since 2006 with Zamparas on the piano, Lei Liu, part-time music faculty, on the violin, and Lowell Adams, part-time music faculty, on the cello. In this program, they are joined by violist Derek Mosloff for a performance of piano quartets by W. A. Mozart and J. Brahms.

For more information, contact Zamparas at or (813) 257-3376.

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