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Avalon violinist to perform at Westminster on Sunday

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013 7:11 p.m. CST

Marie Wang, second violinist for Northern Illinois University’s Avalon Quartet, will be featured in the Westminster Chamber series concert at 3 p.m. June 2 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. 

Wang, a Canadian, received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from McGill University, studying with Mauricio Fuks, and a master’s degree in performance from NIU, where she studied with Mathias Tacke and Shmuel Ashkenasi. She holds an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School and also was a student of Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Prior to her appointment at NIU, she was an Artist in Residence at Indiana University in South Bend. Professor Wang is a founding member of the Avalon String Quartet, and, as a member, she has captured top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and Munich ARD international competitions.

Wang will be joined in concert with cellist Thomas Cappaert, flutist Lynn Vogl and violist Laurie Rodriguez. They will perform the Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello, as well as the Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major.

Flutist Kristen Lash, pianist Victoria Young and violinist Victor Ryzhov will play works by Bach and Shostakovitch.

A free-will offering will be taken. 

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