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Artem Chirkov to present guest bass recital at BYU Sept. 14

Bass player Artem Chirkov will present a Brigham Young University School of Music guest artist recital Friday, Sept. 14, at 313 University Parkway Center, Provo, at 6 p.m. The event is free.

This event was previously scheduled to take place at 229 University Parkway Center at 7:30 p.m.

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Chirkov was the first-prize winner at the 2010 Bradetich International Competition and at multiple international double bass competitions. He is the youngest principal double bass player in the history of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.

Accompanied by Jayne Galloway on the piano, Chirkov will perform the Sonata in h-Moll by J. M. Sperger, the Sonata 1963 by F. Proto, “Adagio” by D. Shostakovich, “Invocation” by M. Gajdos, “Prelude” by S. Rachmaninoff, the Fantasy on themes from “La Sonnambula” by G. Bottesini, “Elegia” by G. Bottesini and “Tarantella” by G. Bottesini. There will be one intermission during the recital.

For more information about Chirkov visit artemchirkov.com. For information about the performance,  contact Ken Crossley, (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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