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19-20 Grand Finale
Soloists Yuliya Smead and Bruce Atwell
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Saturday, April 25, 2020 (7:30 pm)

Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Horn, Violin and orchestra

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Program Notes

Ukrainian violinist, Dr. Yuliya Smead, maintains a substantial career as a performer and teacher. She has been seen as soloist with the Russian Chamber Orchestra, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopolis Orchestra, and the Fox Valley, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Manitowoc Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Smead is a two-time winner of the Ternopil State Young Talent Competition and took second place in the Gitaralia Competition.

As an orchestral musician in Europe, Smead served as Concertmaster for the Lviv State Chamber Orchestra “Trembita” and the Leopolis Chamber Orchestra, and first violinist of the Ukrainian First Ensemble of Modern Music Cluster, touring extensively throughout Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, France, The Netherlands, Latvia, and Poland.

Since coming to the United States in 1999, Smead has served as Concertmaster of the Oshkosh and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestras (positions she currently holds), and Assistant Concertmaster of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Smead is the Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and teaches at the Lawrence Academy of Music. Dr.Smead is also an teaching artist at the Collegial Music Camp “Music for the Sake of Music “ in Green Bay . She holds degrees from Ternopil Music College and Lycenko National Academy of Music in Lviv, Ukraine.

Dr. Bruce Atwell is Professor of Horn at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He holds positions with the Fox Valley Symphony, Oshkosh Symphony, and Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. In the summer he teaches at Lutheran Summer Music and performs with the Praetorius Brass and Movere Winds. His recording, Baroque Music for Horn and Strings, is available on the Centaur Label, and his latest recording was released in spring 2019.

He’s held positions with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed with many orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and all major orchestras in Florida. Dr. Atwell has appeared as soloist with the Oshkosh Symphony, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, and the St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Philharmonic.

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