Faculty Artist Series: Luther College Piano Quartet to perform recital Oct. 27

The Luther College Piano Quartet, an ensemble featuring Joseph Kromholz, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; Eric Kutz, cello; and Miko Kominami, piano, will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The Piano Quartet will perform two major works. For the first piece, Kromholz, Martin and Kutz will perform Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563. This six-movement work is symphonic in scale and was premiered in 1788 with Mozart himself playing the viola.

Kominami will join the strings for the second half of the program for Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major.

Kromholz, visiting instructor in music, was a founding member of the award-winning Linden String Quartet. He has performed alongside violinists Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein. Kromholz previously taught at New England Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. He studied music at the New England Conservatory and at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Martin, associate professor of music, has performed extensively as a violist. His CD, "Gems Rediscovered," was release to critical praise on the Delos Label in 2012. He has been featured on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Minnesota Public Radio. Martin holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, Wichita State University and Butler University.

Kutz, associate professor of music, has performed for audiences in both North America and Europe. He is a chamber and orchestral musician, and performs as a soloist. He is a member of the Murasaki Duo, a cello and piano duo that released its debut disc on the Centaur Records label. Kutz holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Rice University, and master's and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School in New York.

Kominami, adjunct faculty in music, has performed concerts throughout North America as a soloist and with other artists. She has performed live on WFMT Chicago, as well as Maine and Iowa Public Radio Stations and is currently the principal keyboardist with Orchestra Iowa. Kominami is the other half of the Murasaki Duo. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from the Juilliard School.