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An Evening with Tomás Cotik
Fri, 28 April 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
Music Friends is proud to present our first-ever visiting performer: Dr. Tomás Cotik (www.tomascotik.com), an internationally recognized soloist, chamber musician, and professor.
On April 28th (Friday), Dr. Tomás Cotik will present an exciting and diverse program of music from Piazzolla, Bach, and Telemann. The performer will give an introduction about the music. You'll get to mingle with the performers and other music lovers after the concert. This intimate house concert will take place in a UBC living room. You will enjoy great music in a warm and cozy atmosphere that you won't find in a large concert hall.
Online tickets ($30 general, $20 student + small fees). Drinks and refreshments are included. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Performance starts at 8pm. We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online soon as our last concert was sold out more than one week ahead of time!
Program: Unaccompanied solo violin works from Piazzolla, Bach, Telemann. Full program details TBA.
Bio: Dr. Tomás Cotik
Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as "an excellent violinist," Tomas Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005. An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik is currently involved in more than a fourteen CD recordings for Naxos and Centaur Records, which have received over a hundred reviews and the highest praise from some of the best- known publications such as Fanfare, American Record Guide, Downbeat, and MusicWeb International. These recordings include Schubert’s complete works for violin and piano (nominated as recording of the year by Musicweb International), an album with Cotik’s own arrangements of music by Piazzolla (described by the critics as “among the very best”), a solo CD that includes a world premiere recording of original works by Franz Schubert and an upcoming release of Mozart’s 16 sonatas on a 5 CD set.
He has worked extensively with producers such as Blanton Alspaugh and Judith Sherman and also produced four recordings himself. A former rotating concertmaster with the New World Symphony and a leader with various other orchestras in the United States and abroad, Cotik has performed with internationally prominent conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Roberto Abbado, Yakov Kreizberg, Marin Alsop, Stephan Deneve, Roger Norrington, and Robert Spano in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall. Tomas Cotik has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts across the globe. Since 2011, he is a member the Cotik/Lin duo. He was also a member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets. Tomas Cotik earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Freiburg University of Music in Germany and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
He has worked closely with artists such as Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen and members of the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte, Vogler, Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion string quartets. Committed to passing on his passion for music, Dr. Tomas Cotik was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University in 2016.
He previously taught at West Texas A&M University, Florida International University, and at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
Photography: So-Min Justine Kang
A classical music concert? That sounds really intimidating!
The musicians will discuss each piece of music, so you'll gain some understanding of the music even if you have no prior knowledge of classical music.
What should I wear?
Casual, formal,... anything you feel comfortable in!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Driving: there are ample free street parking spots in the neighbourhood. We would encourage early arrival for better parking spots and seating. Bus: the place is right in front of the Hawthorn Lane stop of the C20 shuttle bus. The UBC bus loop and the Thunderbird Arena bus stops are within 15-20 minutes of walk away.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. All ages are welcome!
What's the refund policy?
The tickets are non-refundable.
How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?
Please contact the organizers Bing Dai and Eric Wong from Music Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time!
Date and Time
The Host's Living Room
UBC (West Mall at Hawthorn Lane). The exact address will be provided after the ticket purchase.
Vancouver, BC V6T2J9