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Renowned Violinist Brings the World to DePauw Students

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Internationally renowned violinist Federico Agostini came to DePauw University to perform a recital, but left this campus with more than musical memories. In addition to his April 29th piano and violin recital with DePauw School of Music faculty pianist Claude Cymerman, Agostini spent a week in residency giving master classes in violin and chamber music and working with students on an individual basis.

“This was a remarkably unique opportunity for DePauw music students,” said Cymerman of the visit by Agostini, who lives in Holland, teaches in Germany, and performs worldwide. “He really brought these young musicians a new perspective and left them with new ideas and new energies. His visit created a lot of excitement and motivation.”

violin bowFederico Agostini is known internationally as the former leader of the prestigious string ensemble, I Musici di Roma. He devotes much of his time to chamber music and has been a guest artist at many international chamber music festivals. Since 1987 he has also been the violinist of the Quartetto Fauré di Roma. His recordings include Bach violin concerti, and Vivaldi concerti, including The Four Seasons, which was filmed on location in Venice and is available on video. He is currently professor of violin at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany.

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