A Russian cellist is the next performer in Mary Baldwin University’s 2001-2002 Carl Broman Concert series. Alexandre Bouzlov will play Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m. in Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center at Coalter and Frederick streets in Staunton.
The program will feature works by Schubert, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Myaskovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov and E. Zimbalist. Tickets, $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students, can be bought at the Bookstack or at the door the night of the concert.
At 17, Bouzlov won first prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which earned him New York and Boston debuts. In 1997, he performed at a concert in honor of Mstislav Rostropovich’s 70th birthday. That same year he was invited by Rostropovich to participate in the Second International Cello Congress.
Bouzlov was born in Moscow and began cello studies at age 6. He is in his first year at the Moscow Conservatory. He plays a cello constructed by the contemporary French maker Alan Carbonair, which has been provided to him by the Spivakov Foundation.
The music series is named for Dr. Carl W. Broman, a member of the Mary Baldwin University faculty from 1935 to 1976 who built an unusually strong undergraduate music program. For more information, contact Mary Baldwin Associate Professor Robert Allen at (540) 887-7294.