Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Tarn Travers to perform violin recital Oct. 20

Tarn Travers, Luther College visiting instructor of music, will perform a faculty violin recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

Travers will be joined by Eric Kutz, associate professor of music, cello and Miko Kominami, adjunct faculty, piano.

The program, open to the public with no charge for admission, includes Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Passacaglia for solo violin, Beethoven's 10th sonata for violin and piano, and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F minor.

Travers has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as a soloist and a chamber musician. In 2001, he was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions. He has made solo appearances with the New World Symphony, the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and the Icicle Creek Chamber Orchestra.

Travers spent three years as a violinist in the News World Symphony where he appeared as a soloist three times. He is a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music.