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Love & War

2020-2021 Season

Love & War: Romeo & Juliet + Don Quixote

Feb 20
Saturday
7:30 PM
Feb 21
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

R. STRAUSS Don Quixote
   featuring Leonid Shukaev, WSO principal cello; Catherine Consiglio, WSO principal viola
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet

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Leonid Shukaev Catherine Consiglio

About Leonid Shukaev, Cello

WSO principal cellist Leonid Shukaev belongs to a great Russian cello tradition. As a student at St. Petersburg Conservatory, he was fortunate enough to study with Emanuel Fishmann, the teacher of Misha Maisky, Boris Pergamenshikov and many other great cellists who are now playing in leading Russian and European orchestras. Mr. Shukaev had a rich and successful teaching experience at St. Petersburg Conservatory and the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College, where he held the position of professor of cello and string quartet. He was also on the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory for five years. 

About Catherine Consiglio

Catherine Consiglio has been principal violist of the Wichita Symphony since 1989. She also serves as Professor of Viola at Wichita State University, Artistic Director of Chamber Music at the Barn, and a member of the Fairmount String Quartet. She also holds a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory. Consiglio has received two of the three WSU College of Fine Arts Excellence in Achievement Awards: the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Special Fine Arts Endeavors Award. In August of 2007 she was awarded the Anita Jones Faculty Fellowship by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.


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