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KU bassoon professor to present spring recital

Monday, February 21, 2011

Eric Stomberg, associate professor of bassoon, will present a recital of music by Busser, Hetu, Mignone, Nussio, Paganini and Schumann on Monday, February 28, at 7:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall.

Stomberg will be joined by Robert Koenig, professor and head of The Collaborative Piano Program at The University of California in Santa Barbara. Stomberg and Koenig began playing concerts six years ago when both were on the faculty at KU. In addition to recitals at KU, they have performed at the Eastman School of Music, University of Costa Rica, Interlochen Arts Academy and on the recording "Victor Bruns: Music for Bassoon," released in 2008 on the Azica label.
Stomberg enjoys a wide-ranging musical career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher. He maintains an active teaching and performing schedule with positions as associate professor of bassoon at the University of Kansas, instructor of bassoon at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and as a member of the chamber orchestra, City Music Cleveland. He spent ten years as a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

During the spring semester of 2010, Stomberg served as visiting professor of bassoon at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and has also held guest residencies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, and Michigan State University. During the summer, Stomberg teaches at the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp where he also serves as Associate Director of Music. Stomberg is also active in professional societies serving as secretary for the International Double Reed Society and as President of the Midwest Double Reed Society. He released his first CD in 2008, Victor Bruns: Music for Bassoon. Eric Stomberg and Friends, on the Azica label. Stomberg received the MM and DMA degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the BM degree from the University of Kansas.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-9742 or visit music.ku.edu.

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