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International musicians perform on ISU Visiting Artist Series

February 6, 2019

Saxophonists Daniel Kientzy (France) and William Street (Canada) and pianist Viktoria Reis-wich-Dapp (Germany) will serve as artists-in-residence at Indiana State University on Tuesday, Feb. 19. This residency will include a recital, lecture and master class, all of which will be held in the Boyce Recital Hall in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, 300 N. 7th St.

All three musicians will present a recital of contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. and feature works by François Rossé, Alfred Joel Fisher, Piotr Grella-Mozejko, Marcos Balter, and Talpash. Prior to that, at 11 a.m., Kientzy and Street will present a lecture titled Musique contemporaine et le saxophone, which will be of general interest and apply to all music, not just saxophone. Kientzy will present the lecture in French, and then Street will translate it into English. At 4 p.m., Kientzy and Street will teach a joint master class.

Kientzy's eclectic musical background includes formal training in saxophone and dou-ble bass. He then studied early music and period instruments (viola da gamba, crumhorns, cornamuses, and recorders) and formed the ensemble Musica Ficta, whose repertory covered the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. From there, he studied acoustics, electro-acoustics, recording techniques, and signal processing. Much of his contemporary music train-ing occurred directly with composers. In 1980, he devoted himself entirely to contemporary music and chose the family of saxophones as his sole instrumental group.

Street has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Federation of Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Spain, Taiwan, Thai-land, Ukraine, and the USA. He tours with pianists Roger Admiral, Ian Chen, and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp and the Quatuor International de Saxophones, emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music-making.

Reiswich-Dapp was born in Uzbekistan and grew up in Germany. She has been laud-ed for her "high-profile skills" (Frankfurter Neue Presse) and her "enormous pianistic culture and exuberant expressivity" (Badische Neueste Nachrichten). She honed her skills at the Uni-versity of Music in Karlsruhe, the University of Music Frankfurt/Main, and the University of Al-berta, where she earned a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance.

Admission to the three events is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the ISU School of Music at 812-237-2771.