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Visiting clarinetist to perform at KU

Monday, February 21, 2011

Clarinetist Julia Heinen will perform a visiting artist recital on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 3:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

As a soloist, Julia Heinen has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States and premiered several works written specifically for her. In February of 2003, she performed a recital including several new works at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall culminating in a compact disc recording including several of these pieces released in the fall of 2007 by Centaur Records.

In addition to Dr. Heinen's solo performances, she is often heard as a chamber musician performing most notably with the Tapestry Ensemble, a quartet of oboe, clarinet, cello and piano, and the TEMPO New Music Ensemble. She is also an accomplished ensemble player having served as principal clarinetist with the American Wind Symphony, a professional wind ensemble which tours the United States and Europe. As an orchestral player, she has served as principal clarinetist with the Augusta, Dubuque, Greenville, LaCrosse, Rochester and Valdosta Symphony Orchestras and was featured several times as a concerto soloist with those ensembles. In addition, her orchestral performances also include several concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra.

As an artist and clinician for the Buffet and Rico Corporations, Heinen participates in clinics and master classes in many universities and colleges throughout the United States. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she serves as professor of music at California State University, Northridge, teaching clarinet and coaching chamber music. She holds a master's degree from the University of Michigan, an artist diploma from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

She will be joined by Dmitry Rachmanov, pianist and associate professor of piano at California State University, Northridge. Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, and Beijing Concert Hall, and he has toured Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He has recorded for Naxos, Omniclassic, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels, and collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Symphony, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal, among others. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and he holds the DMA from Manhattan School of Music.

The recital program will include works by Louis Cahuzac, Carlos Guastavino, Schumann, Theresa Martin, Debussy and Witold Lutoslawski.

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

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