World Renown Violist to Visit Central Michigan University

Hosted by CMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA), Visiting Scholars Program, Antonello Farulli, viola will conduct a masterclass at 11:00 a.m. as well as a recital with CMU viola faculty member, Alicia Valotti at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 18, both in Staples Family Concert Hall.

Antonello Farulli is one of the most active Italian violists both as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), and since 1994 has been the first soloist viola of the Solisti Veneti, a group established by Claudio Sciamone.  Farulli currently performs internationally as a soloist with orchestras and with chamber ensembles. In addition to his performance credits, Farulli has recorded with Dynamics, Stradivarius and Tactus.

Farulli has taught extensively in Europe, Switzerland and in the United States. He is a guest professor at Salzurg's Sommerakademie Internazionale and at the Fiesole Music School where he is also a member of the Artistic Commission. Farulli has been a tutor at the Mahler Jugend Orchestre Akademie and at the Mozart Orchestra Academy in Bologna and has taught string quartet at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid for 10 years. Currently, Farulli is Professor of Viola at the Bologna's Conservatory "G.B. Martini".

The mission of CCFA's Visiting International Scholars Program is to saturate faculty and students with the talents of international artists and scholars for a week-long residency which include classes, lessons, lectures and performances.  As the college progresses with its strategic plan implementation, School of Music faculty member and CCFA International Fellow, Eric Tucker, proposed this initiative with full support from Dean Janet Hethorn.  Other international scholars who will be visiting CMU's campus during the spring semester hail from Israel, the United Kingdom, China and Japan.  

To purchase tickets for the 7:30 p.m. January 18, 2018 recital call (989) 774-3045 or click below.

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