West Virginia University Community Music faculty members Ellen-Maria Willis, violinist, and Catherine Crotty, pianist, will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center, Friday, Dec. 14.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) and is free and open to the public.

The program will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Sergei Prokofiev.

Ellen-Maria Willis, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, currently is based in the Morgantown area, where she teaches privately and for the WVU Community Music Program. She has worked extensively in past years with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony, both at home and on numerous national and international tours. She continues to play with various orchestras around the region, including the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Wheeling Symphony. She is also part of The Willis Duo, a violin and percussion ensemble, with her husband George Willis, who is director of the percussion program in the WVU School of Music.

Catherine Crotty was principal keyboardist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years and for 18 years was a member of the faculty of the WVU Community Music Program, where she taught many prize-winning students. She has a long and rich experience as a chamber musician and accompanist. Presently, she performs regularly with soprano Janis-Rozena Peri, as well as with The Vandalia Trio. Crotty holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from WVU and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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