Faculty Artist Series: Luther College's Philip Borter presents program Sept. 8

Cellist Philip Borter, Luther College assistant professor of music, along with violinist Hirono Borter and Luther pianist Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a recital as part of the Faculty Artist Series 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Open to the public with no charge for admission, P. Borter will perform Bach's Suite No. 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello and Toshiro Mayuzumi's "Bunraku" for solo cello. The second half he'll take the stage with H. Borter and Shaneyfelt. They'll perform Duet for Violin and Cello, Op. 89, by Hermann Zilcher and "La Muse et le Poète," Op. 132, by Camille Saint-Saëns.

An assistant professor of music at Luther College, P. Borter holds a doctoral degree from Eastman School of Music. Studying with Steven Doane, P. Borter also earned a Master of Music in cello performance at the Eastman School. As an undergraduate, he garnered a Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Richard Aaron.

H. Borter earned a performance diploma from the Universität der Künste Berlin in Germany and a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music. She has performed as a soloist for professional chamber orchestras since she was a child, traveling extensively through Europe. She's performed alongside well-known cello soloist Jens Peter Maintz and collaborated with Ensemble Modern for a concert in Tokyo, Japan.

An assistant professor of music in collaborative piano, Shaneyfelt holds a doctoral degree in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Music from Notre Dame and a Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In Massachusetts, he served as staff accompanist for the department of music and dance and also won the Eugenie May Piano Award.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.