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March 2007 Concert

The Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta's March 2007 concert featured Peter Zazofsky, Violinist, who was accompanied by William Ransom, Pianist.


Peter and William presented the following program:

"Sonata" in A Major, K526 by W. A. Mozart

"Sonata" by A. Copeland

"Sonata" in G. Major, Op. 96 by L. Beethoven


Artists' Biographies

Peter Zazofsky, Violin

Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician, and educator spanning thirty countries in five continents. He has performed with many great orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including the Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra. As a recitalist, he has given programs in Carnegie Hall, Palais de Beaux Arts in Brussels, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He has toured the world's music centers as First Violinist of the Muir String Quartet.

Peter was born in Boston where Joseph Silverstein was his first teacher. He later studied with Dorothy Delay, Jaimi Laredo, and Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Peter won a series of prizes and awards culminating in the Gold Metal at the 1980 Queen Elizabeth Competition and the Grand Prize of the 1979 Montreal International Competition. Since then, Peter has made solo appearances with the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Leipzig, Santiago, Minnesota, and Montreal. He has toured Asia as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony. He is Associate Professor of Violin at Boston University.

William Ransom, Piano

Dr. William Ransom has appeared as soloist with orchestras, recitalists, and chamber musicians in Europe, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South America, Ireland, and throughout the United States. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio. He has collaborated with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, Robert McDuffie, andd members of the Tokyo, Cleveland, American, St. Petersburg, and Lark String Quartets. He has performed and given master classes at Yale, Duke, Cornell, MIT, Stanford, and Vanderbilt universities, among others. He is the Mary Emerson Professor at Emory University where he is head of the Piano Faculty in the Music Department and Artistic Director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. He is a graduate of Juilliard and the University of Michigan.



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