Brazilian violinist joins Tarleton pianist in free recital

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STEPHENVILLE (February 16, 2015) — Brazilian violinist, Reginaldo Nascimento, and Tarleton State University assistant professor of piano Dr. Leslie Spotz will perform a recital on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, is free and open to the public.

The traditional violin music of Handel, Sonata in D major, and Beethoven, “Spring” Sonata, will be performed in addition to music from Brazil. Brazilian composers Prado, Nepomuceno, Levy and Villa-Lobos will be included.

Nascimento began his musical studies at Christian Congregation of Brazil. He was a fellow at the Free University of Music and joined the Youth Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo, where he also was violinist in the SESC Vila Nova Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Britten.

In 1993, he moved to integrate the Symphony Orchestra of Ribeirão Preto, plus the City and the State of Mato Grosso Symphony Orchestra and Barretos symphony orchestra. As violinist he received guidance from Nadilson Gama, Elina Suris and Claudio Cruz.

Nascimento participated in several festivals, highlighting the Curitiba Music Workshop, the Prados Festival and the 42nd International Festival of Campos do Jordao. As a teacher he taught at the State Conservatory Renato Frateschi in Uberaba – Minas Gerais, where he recorded a CD with works by Alberto and Renato Frateschi.

He won second prize at the International Competition of Conductors Conductors 2nd Masterclass in Budapest, Hungary, and was awarded the “Order of Merit Carlos Gomes” granted by the Brazilian Society of Arts and Culture, as a result of the impact of his work in Brazil and abroad.

Nascimento is presently the artistic director and conductor of the Youth Camerata Beethoven in São José do Rio Preto and associate conductor of the OSRP. He graduated in music from São Paulo University.

For a complete list of upcoming events presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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