Final installment of Beethoven Project is Monday

The final installment of the “Beethoven Project” is Monday, March 18, at Western Carolina University.

The concert, free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

Launched in fall 2012, “The Beethoven Project” is a series of five concerts featuring all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas. Performed by Bradley Martin, WCU associate professor of piano, along with Justin Bruns, assistant concertmaster from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, on violin, each concert features two Beethoven sonatas plus significant works for violin and piano from the 20th century. On the March 18 program are Beethoven Sonatas Nos. 5 and 10 and “5 Melodies” by Sergey Prokofiev.

Prior to his position with the Atlanta Symphony, Bruns was assistant concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and served as concertmaster at the Boulder Bach Festival. Bruns, who began his violin studies at the age of 3, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in music from Rice University.

The WCU School of Music, WCQS-FM and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra are event sponsors.

For more information, contact Martin at or 828-227-3726.