February 23, 2011
Dr. Quinton Morris, violinist,
Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music, and Assistant Professor of Music,
returns to Carnegie Hall for a second concert on January 21, 2012. The invitation
followed his sold-out debut concert at Carnegie Hall last month. His next
concert features sonatas by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Robert Schumann and Johannes
Brahms and “Pastorella for Violin and Piano” by
William Grant Still. Adjunct Professor Erin Chung will accompany Morris on the
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 conservatories.
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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