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West Chester University faculty to perform in Carnegie Hall

October 2, 2013

West Chester University performs in NYMembers of West Chester's music faculty, along with an alumna and student are being featured during the premiere concert performance of the 2013 Navona Records release MOTO PERPETUO: MOVING WORKS FOR CELLO on October 15 at Carnegie Hall.

Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, violinist Sylvia Ahramjian, 2004 West Chester alumna Dana Weiderhold and student Patrick Nugent are performing at the historic Weill Recital Hall in New York City at 8 p.m.

Ovidiu Marinescu, one of the outstanding musicians of his native Romania, was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall for Romanian President Constantinescu on an official visit to the United States. Soon after, he made his debut with the New York Chamber Symphony in Beethoven's Triple Concerto, followed by recitals in Merkin Hall (New York), Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

After his debut with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania in the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, which was broadcast live across Romania, he returned several times to perform works by Mozart and Iorgulescu. Other notable appearances include Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Slobodkin Center, Elgar Concerto with Helena and Newark Symphonies, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich with the Cleveland Philharmonic, and Mozart Concerto with Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain.

His critically acclaimed first recording "Fiesta Latina" was followed by a recording of the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Kenneth Boulton released by Cambria. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites, released by Navona Records, has received international critical acclaim.

Sylvia Ahramjian is acclaimed for her spirited performances and innovative recital programs. She has appeared as soloist with the Delaware, Newark, Kennett, Dover, and Lancaster Symphonies. A frequent performer in Romania she has performed with the Bucharest Sinfonia, the Ploiesti Philharmonic and with orchestras in Bacau, and Rimnicu-Vilcea. Together with Marinescu, Ahramjian has presented duo recitals in Rome and Venice, Italy.

Important venues for chamber music have included the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Romanian Embassies in Venice, Rome, London and Washington. In 2002 she was part of a delegation from the University that visited China where she offered several lecture-recitals on American Music at Macau University and the Shanghai Teachers University, as well as a Master Class to students at the Shanghai University.

Ahramjian was invited to return to China where she presented Master Classes and performances at both China Conservatory in Beijing and Guizhou University. She has performed with the Magie Barocche International Festival at several venues in Italy and was a guest artist with Colloquy, a contemporary chamber ensemble, at St. Martin within Ludgate Church in London.

Tickets for the event are $25, and can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY), by calling the Box Office (212-247-7800), or on the box office website.