Internationally renowned viola virtuoso Marcin Murawski at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or

2016-10-04 10:42:45 - General

Internationally renowned Polish viola virtuoso Marcin Murawski will be joined by faculty and students in an entertaining program of music at Coe College. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium in Marquis Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

Murawski and Coe musicians will be performing music for violas written by Coe viola instructor and award-winning composer Michael Kimber. According to Music Web International, "Murawski's technical poise, warm enthusiasm and elegant sense of expression make him an ideal soloist for communicating Kimber's infectious, stylish music to the world."

An award-winning musician, Murawski studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland, under his father, Professor Andrzej Murawski. He graduated with distinction from the Poznan Academy in 1998, and since 1997 he has served there as professor of viola. In 2004, he earned a doctorate in music from the Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland).

He has appeared as soloist with, among others, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal, the Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Polonia, and the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed concerts throughout Europe and the U.S., and his extensive discography includes numerous premiere recordings. A leading music educator, Murawski is also a frequent guest artist at international music conferences.

This event is sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe (FOMAC). For more information, call 319-399-8521.