NOTE: "Masterpieces for Violin and Piano," a concert
featuring violinist Vladimir Landsman and pianist Theresa Sanchez,
will be presented on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Nov. 23 in addition
to the Hattiesburg performance on Nov. 24. The Coast presentation
is part of the Ambassador Series and begins at 3 p.m. at the Advanced
Education Center Auditorium on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus.
"Masterpieces for Violin and Piano," will feature Russian
violinist Vladimir Landsman and pianist Theresa Sanchez of Hattiesburg
in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at The University of Southern Mississippi
in Marsh Auditorium. Landsman and Sanchez will also perform as part
of the Ambassador Series on the Gulf Coast. The performance begins
at 3 p.m. at the Advanced Education Center Auditorium on the Southern
Miss Gulf Park campus.
program includes music of Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev, Shostakovich,
and Frolov. Admission is free and open to the public.
is one of the world's premier violinist today," said Dr. Jay
Dean, musical director of The University of Southern Mississippi
Symphony Orchestra. "We are fortunate to have him visit our
area and present a concert with our own talented pianist Theresa
Sanchez. Vladimir has devoted his life and energies to music, particularly
in the tradition of his Russian teacher Yuri Yankelevich. His style
and technique is quite exceptional, and the concert will be a treat
for the audience."
Born in 1941
in the Soviet Union, Landsman became a Canadian citizen in 1981.
He began studying the violin at the early age of 5 and, by the time
he was 12, he entered the Moscow School of Music, where he worked
for several years with Yankelevich.
for four years at the Merzliyakovsky College before entering the
Moscow State Conservatory, where he earned the equivalent of a western
In 1973, he
immigrated to Israel, and shortly thereafter made his American debut
with Zubin Mehta at the Hollywood Bowl. Since then, he has made
numerous concert tours throughout the world, performing in Europe,
India, South Africa, South America, and all across Canada. Since
1975, Landsman has taught at the Music Faculty of the University
of Montreal, where he is currently an associate professor.
faculty member at Jones Junior College in Ellisville and president
of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association, enjoys a varied performing
career as a soloist and collaborative musician. She has presented
recitals in the United States, Canada, and Europe, most recently
during the Masters de Pontlevoy series in France.
highlights include performances with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra,
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Wind
Ensemble, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
is a remarkable performer and a tremendous asset to Mississippi
through her promotion of the arts," Dean said. "We have
collaborated on many events, like the Ambassadors Series on the
Gulf Coast, the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival,
and the Pontlevoy series in France."
a recent compact disc released by the Symphony
Southern Miss, features Sanchez as soloist on deFalla's Nights in
the Gardens of Spain. She is the founding artistic administrator
for the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival and has performed
in each series with various outstanding artists.
presented numerous lieder recitals with Viennese baritone Benno
Schollum and Mississippi Educational Television's production of
Rampal in Mississippi featured her as the pianist for Jean-Pierre
Rampal's master class.