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April 13, 2011

Larionoff, McCabe combine for violin-piano recital April 17

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Maria Larionoff, left, and Robin McCabe

Maria Larionoff, left, and Robin McCabeUW School of Music

The concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Brechemin Auditorium. The program will include Sonata in G Major, Opus 78, by Brahms; Violin Sonata in A minor, Opus 105, by Schumann; and Sonata in A Major, Opus 13, by Gabriel Faure. A question-and-answer session follows the recital.

Larionoff serves as concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, where she has been featured as a soloist on numerous occasions. Her unusual versatility as a violist as well as a violinist has led to invitations at many chamber music festivals, including the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Northwest, The International Music Festival, the Marrowstone Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival.

McCabe, a Puyallup native, earned her bachelor of music degree summa cum laude at the UW School of Music, where she studied with Béla Siki, and her masters and doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School of Music, where she studied with Rudolf Firkusny. She joined the Juilliard faculty in 1978, then returned to the UW in 1987 to accept a position on the piano faculty. In 1994 McCabe was appointed director of the School of Music. She has since stepped down from that position but continues to teach as professor of piano and head of the schools keyboard division.

Tickets are $10, cash or check at the door. Further information is available online or by calling 206-685-8384.