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BYU School of Music faculty piano-cello duo to perform Dec. 10

Cellist Michelle Kesler and pianist Jeffrey Shumway of Brigham Young University’s School of Music faculty will be performing Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.

The duo will play Samuel Barber’s Violoncello Sonata, op. 6, Alfred Schnittke’s Violoncello Sonata, No. 1 and Johannes Brahms’ Violoncello Sonata, No. 2, Op. 102.

Kesler is a visiting instructor in string performance. She received her bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Colorado-Boulder and her master’s and doctorate in music performance from Arizona State University.

Shumway has been a professor of keyboard studies at BYU since 1985. He began his studies at BYU and received his bachelor’s degree in 1976. He continued his studies at Juilliard and Indiana University.

He is a member of the acclaimed American Piano Quartet and the American Piano Duo and has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, the Far East and Canada. He is the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Medal of Artistic Distinction and took second place in the 1977 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

For more information, contact Michelle Kessler at (801) 422-6353 or kesler.michelle@gmail.com.

Writer: Brett Lee

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