Pianist Avguste Antonov will present a free concert, hosted by the East Central University Music Department, on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in ECU’s Faust Hall.
Antonov is artist in residence at The Master’s Touch School of Music and Performing Arts, LLC., in Grapevine, Texas and leads an active solo career.
He is a dedicated performer of 20th and 21st century American living composers and has performed world and USA premieres at venues across North America. Through the years, he has worked with composers Carter Pann, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin and William Vollinger among others.
Antonov was a music reviewer and guest performer for the Society of Composers, Inc. Region 6 Convention. He has presented recitals in Bourdeaux (France), Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Antonov has been featured as a soloist with many ensembles including the San Jose State University Wind Symphony, the San Jose Wind Symphony, the Alton Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Camerata.
Some of his previous season highlights include a recital at the Bulgarian Ambassador Residence in Washington, D.C., the performance of Carter Pann “Concerto Logic” with the San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, a live performance for the Kansas Public Radio and the world premiere of Matthew Saunders “Piano Concerto” with the University City Symphony (University City, Mo.).