Six musicians slated to perform at festival

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The first annual South Carolina Chamber Music Festival will take place Feb. 25 to March 1 in the Black Box at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) featuring six guest musicians.

During this festival, the musicians will play classical music, jazz and tango.

The festival will feature musicians from all over the world: Cármelo de los Santos, violin from Brazil (University of New Mexico) Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, violin and viola from Serbia (UNC Wilmington) Heidi Lucas, horn from USA (University of Southern Mississippi)
Martin Gueorguiev, cello from Bulgaria (Oxford College of Emory University)
Marcos Machado, double bass from Brazil (University of Southern Mississippi) and Sinisa Ciric viola from Serbia (Georgia Perimeter College).

Artistic Director of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival is Assistant Professor Dr. Paulo Gualdi. He will also be playing the piano during the festival.

“As a pianist I’m super excited,” Gualdi said. “I don’t get to play every day with a group of people like this.”

Gualdi said he has been planning this event since fall 2012 and hopes that all the seats will be filled in the Black Box since it is a great opportunity

“We have invited some top notch world class performer,” Gualdi said. “It is rare to have a group of six musicians all gathered in five days performing.”

Since the QEP is funding this festival, it music students are allowed to record the various concerts. Music students are also able to attend the open rehearsals and they will have an open question session for anything music related.

FMU faculty members Derryll Bridges and Charles Jeffcoat helped in the promotion for this event.

The cost of this event is free for Francis Marion University students with a valid I.D. The public is required to pay $5 for admission.

For more information about this event, call the PAC Box Office at 843-661-4444 or contact Gualdi at pgualdi@fmarion.edu.

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