Violinist Maureen O'Boyle and pianist Stuart Deaver will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [SEPT. 19] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.
The concert, which is free and sponsored by ECU's Music Department, will follow the Motorcycle Art Expo earlier in the day at the fine arts center.
ECU's Music Department also is bringing concert pianist Petronel Malan to the Ada Arts and Heritage Center for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [SEPT. 16].
Maureen O'Boyle enjoys a distinguished career as both a performer and teacher. She has performed as soloist and concertmaster with orchestras in the United States, Europe, Japan, South America and Poland. A professor of violin at the University of Tulsa, she is also a member of Trio Tulsa, the TU ensemble in residence.
Growing up in a musical family, she began her musical studies with her mother. She later received her bachelor of music degree from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Leonard Felberg, and master of music degree from Yale University, where she studied with Syoko Aki. As a member of the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, O'Boyle was an assistant to Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and is currently a registered instructor with Suzuki Association of America.
Most recently, O'Boyle was guest concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestra of Torun, Poland, and concertmaster with Tulsa Signature Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic and Tulsa Opera Orchestra. She has held positions with the Omaha Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, New Haven Symphony and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Her latest solo performances include concerts with Signature Symphony and the University of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
She was director of chamber music at Tulsafest, Tulsa Community College, instructor and chamber music coach at Santa Fe Suzuki Institute, Suzuki instructor at Northeastern State University, chamber music coach at Music Festival of Arkansas and director of the Missouri Southern Suzuki Academy.
Dr. Stuart Deaver began playing the piano at age 11. By the age of 16 he was the first- place winner of the Tulsa Philharmonic's Young Artist Competition which led to his orchestral debut, performances of Rachmaninov's "Second Concerto," with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has since won numerous awards and has performed across the United States as well as in Portugal and Japan. He was invited to perform and lecture this past summer on the solo minimalist works by American composer John Adams at Palácio Foz in Lisbon, Portugal.
He also maintains an active performance schedule as a chamber musician and has collaborated with musicians such as O'Boyle, clarinetist Paul Garritson and cellist Diane Bucchianeri.
Deaver is an active adjudicator through MTNA and was invited to sit on the jury of the inaugural Schmidbauer International Piano Competition in Texas in 2008. He was on the staff of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Vianna da Motta International Piano Competitions in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2004 and 2007.
He also is involved in music theory research and has presented his work at conferences around the country, including the Rocky Mountain Society of Music Theory in Denver and the Fifteenth Music Theory Midwest (MTMW) Conference at the Oberlin (Ohio) Conservatory of Music. At MTMW, Deaver was awarded the Arthur J. Komar Award for outstanding research and presentation of his paper "Musical Equivalency of Alphabetical Order in Torke's Telephone Book."
Deaver has held teaching positions at the University of Kansas, Midwestern Music Camp and ECU. He currently is a professor of piano at the University of Tulsa. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kansas where he studied exclusively with the renowned pianist Sequeira Costa.
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