Debut CD Release from University Violinist

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BRANDON, MB – An internationally-acclaimed musician and teacher at Brandon University (BU) has released her debut CD, exploring themes of European folk tunes and Romanticism.

Kerry DuWors, School of Music, Brandon University (webViolinist Kerry DuWors, Assistant Professor in BU’s School of Music, joins forces with pianist Futaba Niekawa in the group duo526 to present BALLADE. Released through Navona Records, BALLADE features violin sonatas by composers Leoš Janácek, George Enescu, and Edvard Grieg.

“These pieces are rarely performed together,” says DuWors. “The selections are extremely musical, highlighting sustained vibrato, harmonic sensitivity, rhythmic spontaneity, as well as precision. I think listeners will find album is very powerful.”

DuWors has given performances across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Italy and Germany, earning accolades for her artistic poise, maturity, and expression. She has played Carnegie Hall in New York City, soloed with the Winnipeg Symphony, performed with Yo Yo Ma, and toured with Jan Vogler.

Dr. Michael Kim, Dean at the School of Music, says, “We salute professor DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa for their superb artistry, musicianship, and collaboration on this exciting new CD release. Professor DuWors’ continuing dedication to her craft and the students at BU are exemplary, and we look forward to many more accomplishments.”

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Kerry DuWors
Assistant Professor, School of Music

Glen Kirby
Communications Officer



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