Swedish musician Göran Marcusson performs Feb. 14
Flutist Göran Marcusson will perform during a guest recital
Feb. 14 at Appalachian State University.
The program begins at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Marcusson will be accompanied by pianist Tim Carey. The duo is beginning its North American tour with the performance at Appalachian.
The program includes Eldin Burton’s “Sonatina,” Philippe Gaubert’s “Sonata,” Hugo Alfvén’s “Vallflickans dans (Herdsmaiden’s dance),” Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s “Till Rosorna (To the Roses),” Wilhelm Stenhammar’s “Sentimental Romance, Op. 28, No. 2 in F-sharp minor” and François Borne’s “Carmen Fantasie.”
Marcusson won the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 1987. Soon after, he won an award at Crussellweek in Finland, and in 1991, a prize at the Bodensee Music Competition. In 1992, the same year he received his soloist diploma from the University of Gothenberg, he received a prize at the Vienna Music Competition and was awarded a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the masterclass of James Galway.
Highly versatile and interested in his native Swedish music, he has introduced many new pieces into the American flutists’ repertoire.
Marcusson’s CDs have received rave reviews. They include “The Nordic Flute” with the Camerata Roman, “The Swedish Romantic Flute” with the strings of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, “American Sonatas” with his duo-partner Joakim Kalhed, “Reflective Flute” with the GoteborgsMusiken, and his latest CD, “Inspiration by Bach” with the Camerata Calluna.
At home in Sweden, he plays with the GotesborgsMusiken Chamber Ensemble, maintains a busy international schedule and gives solo appearances and masterclasses in the U.S., South America and throughout Europe.
A native of England, Carey enjoys a career full of variety as solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral keyboardist and teacher. He partners with many instrumentalists, especially flutists, in a variety of chamber music combinations and gives occasional solo recitals and concerto performances.
Over the last few years, he has established an international reputation as a flutist’s collaborator and has become the regular pianist for many international events. He is also a founder and member of the London Tango Quintet, specializing in the music of Piazzolla.
As orchestral keyboard player, he has worked in the past with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the Ulster Orchestra. He is currently a regular pianist with the BBC Concert Orchestra.