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Guest violin-cello duo performs at Dalton

Jan. 21, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Two international soloists, violinist Carla Trynchuk and cellist Stephen Framil, will unite for a single performance at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include pieces by Handel, Halvorsen, Ravel and Kodaly.

A native of Canada, Trynchuk has performed and recorded throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard School of Music. Trynchuk is a professor of music and director of the string program at Andrews University, where she received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. She has given master classes internationally, and has judged string and chamber music competitions and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

The first American cellist to perform in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, following the Vietnam War, Framil has traveled throughout North America, Europe and Asia as a concert soloist and has recorded extensively for Hong Kong radio. He is a professor of music at Andrews University, a visiting professor at the University of Delaware, and has taught master classes throughout the United States and Asia. A strong supporter of inner-city music programs, Framil is music director and conductor of the South Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and founding director of the West Catholic Conservatory of Philadelphia.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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