Concert-On-The-Platte Series

UNK-– On Nov. 6 the next Concert-On-The Platte will be held at the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall at 8 p.m. This concert will feature a guest violin recital by Andras Agoston from Hungary, and assisted by Szuszanna Adorjan on piano.

Dr. James Cook, co-coordinator of the Concerts-on-the-Platte series and close associate of Mr. Agoston commented, “Mr. Agoston’s powerful and expressive playing very much reminisces that of his teacher, David Oistrach, a world renown violinist and pedagogue.”

Agoston is a prize-winner in the Oistrach, Tchaikovsky, and Leipzig Bach International violin competitions and has performed throughout Europe, Russia, and the Orient as both soloist and with orchestra. This will be his second recital at UNK.

Mr. Agoston will teach a Masterclass on Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall for high school and UNK students.

Also, David Weibe, a famous Nebraska violinmaker, will be present at the concert. Weibe was born and raised in Beatrice, Nebr. He chose to integrate his love of woodworking with his passion for music by studying at the School of Violinmaking in Mittenwald, West Germany. At present, Wiebe has his violinmaking workshop in David City, Nebr. He crafts violins, violas, cellos, and bass viols in the time honored, hand-carved tradition of European masters like Amati and Stradaveri. In 1987 Wiebe was presented the Nebraska Governor’s Arts Award for his work. Some of the world class musicians who own Wiebe instruments include Yehudi Menuhin, Leonard Rose, William Prim-rose, Michael Tree, Aldo Parisot, Sammy Mays, Zara Nelsova, Colin Carr, and Paul Erhard. In the spring of 1999, the Nebraska State Historical Society purchased an instrument from Wiebe, which is now on permanent display in their Lincoln museum.

This concert is sponsored by the UNK Student Activities Council and the Artist and Lecturers Committee.