WCU hosts virtuoso violinist for an-on campus free performance

Violinist Dan Auerbach

Violinist Dan Auerbach

Western Carolina University will host Dan Auerbach, violinist and assistant professor of music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, for a 7:30 p.m. recital Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The event will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. It is free and open to the public.

Auerbach, not to be confused with the guitarist of the same name with the Black Keys rock duo, has been described by The New York Times as a musician “with quiet virtuosity.” He has performed at major venues in New York City.

Auerbach has degrees in violin performance from the Juilliard School and his music research specializations include Jewish, world and microtonal music. He is featured on the CD recordings “Live from New York! The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble” and the American Festival of Microtonal Music’s “Classic, Chamber & Early.”

The solo violin performance will include Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D Minor,” Alois Haba’s “Hudba for Solo Violin, Op. 9b” and Niccolo Paganini’s “Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1: No. 14, 5, 11.”

For more information, call the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.