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Prof. Valentin Lanzrein to Sing with Duke's Ciompi Quartet

January 7, 2011

89650January 7, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Baritone Valentin Lanzrein, assistant professor of music at DePauw University, has been invited to sing with Duke University's acclaimed Ciompi Quartet. Professor Lanzrein will perform Dover Beach for Baritone and String Quartet, Op. 3, Barber’s masterpiece for string quartet and baritone, on Saturday, January 29, at 8 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room at Duke University.

The Ciompi Quartet (pictured below) was founded at Duke in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All of its members are professors at the North Carolina-based university and play a leading role in the institution's cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. 89651

A native of Switzerland, Valentin Lanzrein is an active performer with broad repertoire covering nine languages and a large versatility of styles ranging from baroque to the avant-garde. He is the winner of the Association des Suisse Musiciens & Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung Competition and has since toured Europe, Asia, and the United States. His passion for the art song has led him to appearances at the Rheingau Musikfestival (Germany), the Aimez Vous Brahms festival (Switzerland), the Verbier Festival (Switzerland) and in the Wednesday at One series at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.

Lanzrein holds degrees from the Konservatorium5744 für Musik Bern (Switzarland), an Artist Diploma from Oberlin College, bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook.  He has studied and participated in master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier, Warren Jones, Christine Brandes, Richard Miller and W. Stephen Smith.

Learn more about the upcoming concert by clicking here.

The DePauw University School of Music is one of the oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction in the United States. Visit the School of Music online by clicking here.

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