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Csaba Erdelyi, eastern european

Csaba Erdelyi & David Peshlakai, eastern european folk music

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

$20 and up

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

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WMS violist Csaba Erdélyi and Kalamazoo principal cellist, David Peshlakai play folk songs from Hungary, Transylvania, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Csaba Erdélyi is the only violist ever to win the Carl Flesch Violin Competition (1972). He was solo violist on the soundtrack of Amadeus; he has recorded the Bartok concerto with the New Zealand Symphony. Born in Budapest, Erdélyi's teachers include Yehudi Menuhin and Bruno Giuranna. He was principal viola of London's Philharmonia Orchestra, violist in the Chilingirian Quartet, and has taught at the Guildhall School, Rice University, and Indiana University. Erdélyi has performed and recorded on a Curtin viola since 1991.

David Peshlakai currently is Principal Cellist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a section cellist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and as principal cellist of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed with many orchestras across the state of Michigan including as principal cellist of Lansing, Flint, and Battle Creek Symphonies. He has also been a soloist with the Jackson, Battle Creek, Greater Grand Forks, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestras, the Hillsdale College/Community Orchestra, the Albion College Orchestra and the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra. He was a soloist in the Central Iowa Symphony in 2006.

David has performed in many chamber recitals across the state of Michigan – Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson, and Hillsdale, as well as in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa. In England he has performed with the Arlington String Quartet which gave thirty concerts in a four week tour of England. In France he performed in recital in Marseilles. His coaches have included members of the Juilliard, Alban Berg, Concord, Vermeer, and Kronos Quartets.

Currently David teaches at Hillsdale College. He also has taught at Albion and Alma Colleges and Grand Valley State University. Mr. Peshlakai received his Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University in 1990 and his Master of Music from the University of Michigan in 1993. He studied with Owen Carman and Erling Blondal Bengtsson respectively. Other teachers include Louis Potter and Mario DiFiore.

Csaba Erdelyi, eastern european

Csaba Erdelyi & David Peshlakai, eastern european folk music

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

$20 and up

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

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WMS violist Csaba Erdélyi and Kalamazoo principal cellist, David Peshlakai play folk songs from Hungary, Transylvania, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.