Violin and piano recital at ASU Feb. 27
Violinist Fabián López and pianist John Salmon will present a guest recital Feb. 27 at Appalachian State University. The free performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall.
The musicians will perform Joaquín Turina's "Sonata for Violin and Piano," Ernest Chausson's "Poème, Op. 25" and César Franck's "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major."
López is a native of Málaga, Spain. After graduating from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga at age 18, he received a scholarship from the Hispanic-American Joint Commitee/Fullbright Commission to continue his studies in the United States.
López is a member of the faculty at UNC Greensboro. He has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Asheville and Greensboro Symphony Orchestras. He also has been a soloist with orchestras, such as the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orquesta Ciudad de Córdoba, Chamber Orchestra of Andalucía, Orquesta Filarmónia de Málaga, Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria, and Manuel de Falla Chamber Orchestra.
He has given courses and master classes for the Youth Orchestra of Andalucía Conservatorio Superior de Granada and at Cartagena Conservatory, UNC Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University, Ball State University, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, Hebert Springs Chamber Music Festival. He also has been a jury member at international violin competitions.
Salmon has distinguished himself on four continents as a classical and jazz artist. In the United States, he has given recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Discovery Series in Indianapolis, the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth, and a Busoni Gala at Symphony Space in New York. He has also appeared as recitalist at colleges and universities across the United States, including Tulane, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati College Conservatory, and San Francisco State University.
In addition to his classical repertoire, Salmon has championed and been at the forefront of performing new works by such celebrated composers as Dave Brubeck, Nikolai Kapustin and Lalo Schifrin.
Salmon is a frequent guest performer at festivals in the United States and Europe, having appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Piano Festival Northwest, Interlochen Piano Festival, Festival for Creative Pianists, Festival Internacional de Música del Mediterráneo and the International Bartók Festival.
He is a member of the UNC Greensboro faculty.