Mozart, Strauss sonatas featured in concert Sept. 29

September 20, 2013  |  
Alexandra Preucil

Alexandra Preucil

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Assistant Concertmaster Alexandra Preucil and Cicilia Yudha, pianist in Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, are featured in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

The program will include K. 454 Sonata by W. A. Mozart and the Sonata by Richard Strauss.

Following the recital, a panel discussion will be held with Preucil; John Wilcox, director of the Dana Symphony Orchestra; and members of the contemporary chamber music group, Cordis Quartet, which will be in concert that evening at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Preucil was appointed assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra in April 2013. She joined the violin section in 2008. Preucil graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in dance. While in school, she held the position of assistant concertmaster with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Canton Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Svanito Quartet. She has appeared as soloist with the Georgia Philharmonic, Lexington Bach Festival, Highland Park Strings, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at summer festivals including the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, the Festival der Zukunft, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, and Music From Angel Fire.

Cicilia Yudha

Cicilia Yudha

Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in 2003. As a soloist and avid chamber musician, she has performed in the United States, Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Cambodia and Indonesia. Yudha has served as a piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, and as a staff collaborative pianist of Boston Children’s Chorus and Eastern Music Festival.  In the short time she has been back in Ohio, she established a class piano program at Chaney High School Visual and Performing Arts in the west side of Youngstown.

The YSU concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Wick Avenue parking deck. Those who attend the YSU concert will be given a voucher to attend the Cordis Quartet concert that night at 7:30 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 100 Fifth Avenue. For more information, call 330-941-3636.