Popular sonatas highlight of upcoming piano and violin concert at Lycoming College

Violinist Lucy Russell and pianist Sezi Seskir will treat listeners to a delightful recital of hits from the Classical Period at noon on Sept. 1 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall located on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. Admission is free.

The repertory includes two sonatas by Mozart, a sonata and rondo by C.P.E Bach and Beethoven’s famous “Spring” sonata in F-major, Op. 24.

Sezi Seskir has given solo recitals in the U.S., Turkey and Europe, and has performed with various orchestras as a soloist. She studied primarily in her native Anakara, Turkey, and in Lübeck Musikhochschule, Germany, where she completed degrees in artistic and pedagogical piano. She earned a doctorate of musical arts from Cornell University. Her published research focuses on Robert Schumann’s works. She has given numerous presentations at conferences and has guest lectured at several universities. Seskir is currently a visiting assistant professor of music at Bucknell University and is an editor of Schumann's keyboard works for Schott and Bärenreiter publishing houses.

Russell is a distinguished international violinist who has achieved eminence on both historical instruments and their modern counterparts. She became leader of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in 1995 and played with them all over Europe, North America, South Africa, Canada and Israel, as well as making recordings for Linn Records, Divine Art Records, the BBC and various foreign radio stations. As a leader of early music orchestras, Russell has performed at the The King’s Consort, Classical Opera Company, Dunedin Consort and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Her performances have been lauded by The Strad Recommends and The Sunday Times. She just released her first solo CD with John Butt by Linn of Bach’s Obbligato Violin Sonatas. Russell is a professor of Baroque violin at the Royal College of Music in London and a visiting professor of violin at St. Andrews University, Scotland.

More information about other upcoming concerts at Lycoming College can be found at: http://www.lycoming.edu/music/musicAtLycoming.aspx.

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