Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Guest Recital: Fred Raimi, cello and Derison Duarte, piano

7:00pm - 8:00pm CST January 24

Alma Thomas Theater
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    Fred Raimi
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    Derison Duarte

The program will include François Francoeur’s Sonata in E major for Cello and PianoMieczyslaw Weinberg’s Sonata No. 1 for cello solo Op.72, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69.

Free and open to the public.


Fred Raimi joined the Duke University faculty and the Ciompi Quartet in 1974, after graduating from the Juilliard School and receiving a Masters degree from State University of New York-Binghamton, where he performed as a member of the Amici Quartet. He is a member of the Ciompi Quartet and enjoys the opportunity to perform with his wife, Jane Hawkins. Raimi has won the International Cello Competition in Portugal and was a participant in Pablo Casals’ final master class. His cello was made by Vincenzo Ruggieri in Cremona, Italy, in 1691.

Brazilian born pianist Derison Duarte has performed more than a dozen works for piano and orchestra. He won the 1997 American Pianists Association Fellowship, he has been a major prize winner in many national and international competitions including the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Kingsville Young Performers International, Nena Wideman Concerto Competition, Grace Welsh Prize for Piano, and Young Keyboard Artists International as well as a laureate of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Duarte teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and Duke University. His previous faculty positions include The School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, The Colburn School of Performing Arts and the Interlochen Arts Academy.

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