Richter Uzur Duo
Thursday, March 31, 2016
McGarvey Commons, Penn State Erie
The Richter Uzur Duo approaches the concert stage with effortless virtuosity, soulful musicality and self-effacing wit. Trained at the Royal College of Music and the Moscow Conservatory, respectively, guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur are consummate performers and composers, each having played around the globe to critical acclaim and international awards.
Together, they pair exquisite originals with blazing improvisations and iconic works by composers such as Bartok, Gershwin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Saens. Their unique programs combine elements of classical music, rock, Eastern European folk and North American indigenous music—all played with a native sense of vernacular, integrity and charm—to produce a sound that is all their own.
A staple on Performance Today, the duo tours regularly to such venues as the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival, University of Arizona Presents and the Kirkland Performance Center. The group recently made their New York City debut at the Rubin Museum of Art, introducing their latest touring program, Fragments Transcending.