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Fedotov presents concert based on Fulbright research

April 1, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Igor Fedotov, associate professor of music at Western Michigan University and principal violist of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, will present a recital in association with his Fulbright research project at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Fedotov will perform compilations of music written for viola and piano by 20th-century Russian-Soviet composers. This music represents a vital part of the Russian musical legacy that has been lost or made inaccessible due to a scarcity of reprints and recordings. As part of the Fulbright-funded research he is conducting in his native Russia, Fedotov also plans to present this music in a series of lecture-recitals, which will be recorded by Melodia Recording Company, in St. Petersburg and Moscow. His recordings will preserve an important part of Russia's cultural heritage, as well as significantly expand the viola repertoire.

General admission seating for Igor Fedotov at the Dalton Center is $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Igor Fedotov, who joined the WMU School of Music faculty in 1998, teaches viola courses and coordinates string chamber music for the University. He has presented solo recitals throughout the United States and abroad. As a chamber musician, he has performed with such internationally accomplished musicians as Anner Bylsma, Martin Lovett, Ivan Monighetti, Sally Chisholm, Charles Pikler, the Lemmov Trio, Thouvenel String Quartet, Camerata Boccherini Baroque Ensemble and Veronica String Quartet. Fedotov earned a bachelor of music degree from Azerbaijan State Musical College and a master of music degree from Azerbaijan State Conservatory, both located in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan.

WMU has the state's largest number of Fulbright Scholars this year, with six out of Michigan's 26 for the 2006-07 academic year. A total of 14 Michigan schools had faculty members awarded Fulbrights, with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University each receiving three awards and the remainder spread out around the state.

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Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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