Violinist Andrej Kurti to perform at PSU

  Monday, April 6, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Violinist Andrej Kurti to perform at PSU

Violinist Andrej Kurti will perform a free guest recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in Pittsburg State University’s McCray Hall. For his Pittsburg program, Kurti will perform the six sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe.

Kurti was born in 1971 in Belgrade, Serbia, where he completed his elementary and high school education and studied violin. He continued his studies in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow before finishing his graduate studies at the University of Georgia, where he received doctorate degree in violin performance.

Kurti is the recipient of five first prizes in competitions in Yugoslavia and four first prizes in competitions in Georgia and Florida. Hew was a finalist of the Music Teacher National Association Competition in 1998.

In 2000, Kurti became a recording artist for the classical label, Blue Griffin Recordings, for which he later recorded “Six Sonatas for Violin Solo.” by Eugene Ysaye, op.27. These sonatas were the topic for his doctoral dissertation.

Kurti has performed as soloist with many symphony orchestras in the U.S., Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Greece, and Russia and is a frequent chamber music performer in Spain, France, Latvia, Canada, and South Korea. Additionally, Kurti has performed on and arranged music for more than 40 albums of popular and modern music in the U.S.

In 2004, Kurti became a professor of violin at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where he teaches students from several countries.

For more information on Andrej Kurti, visit his website at For more information on this recital or the PSU Department of Music, call 620-235-4466 or visit the department website,



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