The University of Arkansas at Monticello Division of Music will present a guest recital by violinist Kiril Laskarov and pianist Carl Anthony.


The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the fine arts center auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.


Laskarov is in his 21st season as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, according to a news release.


“A native of Bulgaria, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State Academy of Music in Sofia and a Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he studied with Professor Michael Barta,” according to the release.


Laskarov has appeared as a soloist with the Arkansas Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Conway Symphony, Southern Illinois Symphony, Abilene, Texas, Philharmonic, Fullerton, Calif., Symphony and Symphony Irvine, Calif. among others.


Laskarov presented the world premiere of the Double Concerto for Two Violins by Michael Fine (2017) with the Arkansas Symphony and the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (2018) by Jacob Tews with the Southern Illinois Symphony, according to the release.


The pianist, Carl Anthony, is a piano professor and theory coordinator at the University of Central Arkansas, a position he has held since 1978. Also that year, he joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as principal keyboardist.


Anthony received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, and his master’s degree in piano and his doctorate in music theory from the University of Arizona.


“Always in demand as a chamber musician, Carl performs frequently with resident and guest soloists and ensembles at UCA and with other artists throughout the state,” according to the release. “Recent guest appearances have taken him to Yale, New Orleans, Tokyo, Japan, and Vancouver, BC. During the 1999-2000 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra season, he was selected by audience vote to appear as a concerto soloist on the “Audience Choice” Program. He and his wife, Carolyn Brown, perform regularly in the U.S. and abroad as the Dionysus Duo.”


Details: UAM Division of Music, music@UAMont.edu or 870-460-1060.