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Tuba recital to feature Vivio

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music presents a tuba recital by Christopher Vivio.

The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Vivio is adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium and the tuba-euphonium ensemble conductor at Austin Peay State University.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Music presents a tuba recital by Christopher Vivio.

The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Vivio is adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium and the tuba-euphonium ensemble conductor at Austin Peay State University.

In 2007, Vivio won the University of Memphis Concerto Competition in the winds division. He was the first tuba player to win the competition in more than 20 years. He was the category winner and grand prize finalist at the International Women's Brass Conference held at Illinois State University in 2007 and was a finalist at the summer 2004 International Potomac Music Festival at George Mason University.

Many of the pieces Vivio's will perform come from the Paris Conservatoire Concours. The Paris Conservatoire of Music holds an annual concoursor contestfor students who seek a diploma. Because of the competitive process of the concours, the compositions are of high quality, challenging to play and technically demanding. Vivio's selections include “Boast” by Henrik Colding-Jørgensen, Concertino by Eugene Bozza, “Air et final” by Robert Planel, “Dido's Lament” by Henry Purcell, Intermezzo by Marcel Bitsch and Concertino Op. 77 by Jan Koetsier.

For more information, contact the APSU music department, (931) 221-7818. -- Barry Williams