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Regents’ music professors and new graduate string quartet perform April 3

March 21, 2003

WHAT: “Regents’ Professors Concert with Friends” will be presented by Arizona Regents’ professors of music, trumpeter David Hickman and pianist Caio Pagano, along with the new Katherine K. Herberger Graduate String Quartet and graduate teaching assistant Waldir Bertipaglia, double bass
WHEN: April 3, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Katzin Concert Hall, Music Building, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, Tempe
HOW MUCH: Free admission, no tickets required. Doors open at 7 p.m.
INFORMATION: 480-965-8863

Renowned musicians and Arizona Regents’ professors of music, trumpeter David Hickman and pianist Caio Pagano, will present a concert with the new the Katherine K. Herberger Graduate String Quartet and graduate teaching assistant Waldir Bertipaglia, double bass.

The concert is April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Katzin Concert Hall in the Music Building, which is located on the main ASU campus in Tempe at 40 E. Gammage Parkway. Admission is free, no tickets are required. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The program will feature Quintet for Piano and Strings by Dvorak performed by Pagano and the quartet, and Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Stringsby Shostakovich performed by Hickman, Pagano, the quartet and Bertipaglia.

The Katherine K. Herberger Graduate String Quartet is the ASU Herberger College School of Music’s premiere string quartet. Its first, official performance was Oct. 15, 2002, although the group has been performing since 2001. The quartet has performed in concerts and master classes throughout the Phoenix Metro area, and has also toured in New Mexico and performed in Sedona, and Wickenberg. The ensemble is regularly requested for collaborative work with ASU faculty and students. The quartet has made several recordings and recently recorded new works by School of Music that will be included in a recruitment CD for the Herberger College School of Music. The Herberger String Quartet is supported, in part, by funds from the Katherine K. Herberger Great Communities Endowment.

David Hickman, Arizona Regents’ Professor of Trumpet, is considered to be one of the world's finest trumpet soloists. He has appeared with more than 400 orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, and has given workshops and master classes on more than 200 major university campuses. He has served as president of the International Trumpet Guild, and is founder and president of the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, which is located in the Herberger College School of Music at ASU. He taught at the University of Illinois, and has been a member of the Baroque Consort, Contemporary Chamber Players and the Saint Louis Brass Quintet. He teaches each summer at the Banff (Canada) Centre for the Arts and the Korean Brass Festival. A noted clinician and author, Hickman has published 15 music texts and written more than 40 articles and editions of music for the trumpet. He has released a dozen solo albums plus more than 20 albums as a member of the Saint Louis Brass Quintet, Baroque Consort, Summit Brass and the Contemporary Chamber Players.

Caio Pagano is an internationally recognized concert pianist teacher and scholar, and an Arizona Regents’ Professor of Music at ASU. Prior to coming to the U.S. in 1984, Pagano created the piano department at the University of S Paulo and the International Biennial of Music. He also created the Centre for Studies in the Arts in Portugal with pianist Maria Jo Pires. Pagano has presented more than 600 public performances as recital soloist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras throughout four continents. He has received several awards in Europe and in his home country. A Steinway artist, Pagano records on the Summit, Soundset, and Glissando labels. He has premiered 24 works in concert halls worldwide, 16 of them written and dedicated to him by the composers. He has also recorded several of these works. Pagano was the first pianist to perform the complete works of Schoenberg in several capitals of the world. He has also toured with Pierre Fournier, Janos Starker, Thomas Friedli, the St. Petersburg Quartet, Maria Jo Pires and the Jacques Thibaud Trio. He has been a featured artist at the Miami New World Festival, the Washington Interamerican Fest, the Grenoble Festival and many others.

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Mary Brennan