November 8, 2010
Quinton Morris , violinist, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and
Assistant Professor of Music , performs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on January 15. His recital debut features works by Korngold, Tosti, Massenet,
Saint-Saëns, Chausson, Still, Rachmaninoff, Smith, and Bonds. Joining him are international
opera soprano Indra Thomas and Dr. Maimy Fong, piano.
Morris has performed in concert halls throughout the United
States, Europe, and the Middle East. He is the recipient of numerous
competition awards including The Boston Conservatory Chamber Music Honors
Competition, the Louisiana Junior Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist’s
Concerto Competition, Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the NAACP
ACT-SO Competition, the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs String
Competition, and the Ebony Showcase Music Award. Most recently, Morris was a “Distinguished”
prizewinner in the international Ibla Grand Prize held in Sicily, Italy, and
completed a world tour where he performed concerts in Italy, France, Australia,
Korea, and Japan.
Morris has been on the faculty of the College of Arts and
Sciences since 2007. He is also the artistic/executive director and founder of
The Young Eight, the only American string octet comprised of distinguished African-
American string players from the nation’s prestigious music schools and
Morris recently recorded
two CDs, a solo recording of the complete
sonatas of Chevalier de Saint Georges with MSR/Albany Records and a
collaborative project for soprano, violin, and piano with soprano Indra Thomas for
Naxos International Records.
was selected (along with Indra Thomas) through an application and audition
process to perform a recital through a chamber music series at Carnegie
Hall. This marks the first recital in
over a decade that has been performed by an artist from the Pacific Northwest.
The Fine Arts Department, one of 33 departments in
the College of Arts and Sciences, offers
undergraduate degrees in music, art history, theater, visual art, digital
design, and photography and an MFA in Arts Leadership.
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