Internationally Acclaimed Spouses to Perform at Scranton

Oct 22, 2009

        Internationally celebrated cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Jee-Won Oh will once again perform together at The University of Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center (Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue).  Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

        Husband and wife, Kosower and Oh regularly collaborate and have performed together in recitals throughout the world. Most recently, Oh and Kosower recorded the complete works for cello and piano of Alberto Ginastera, an Argentine classical composer. The artists also collaborated on an album featuring Hungarian music including Bartok, Popper and Liszt. Both of those recordings were released last summer under the Naxos label.

        Kosower and Oh have both performed internationally as soloists and as chamber musicians.  Oh's work has taken her throughout the world, from Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland to South America and throughout the United States. Globally, she has performed solo and with chamber groups at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. In the United Sates, she has been part of the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has appeared in cities from coast to coast. Oh was also the studio pianist and assistant to the famed cellist Janos Starker for five years.

       Kosower has an equally extensive resume. Called "an exceptionally intelligent and sensitive cellist" by the Chicago Tribune and "a cellist to be reckoned with" by Classical Source Web site, Kosower studied with Mr. Starker and currently is the solo cellist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany. He has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, and as a recitalist on four continents. This season, he will record the world premiere recording of Miklos Rozsa's "Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra" with the Budapest Concert Orchestra, as well as Mr. Ginastera's "Cello Concerto No. 1" with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, both for the Naxos label. He has collaborated with many prominent conductors, including James DePriest, Christoph Eschenbach, Joanne Falletta, Erich Kunzel, Gunther Schuller, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph Silverstein, Hugh Wolff and Lothar Zagrosek. Internationally, Kosower has performed with several orchestras, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.

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