January 26, 2012 12:00AM
Tami Lee Hughes, a professor of violin at the University of Kansas, will perform a free violin recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in McCray Recital Hall. Hughes will be accompanied by pianist Avguste Antonov. The artists will perform works by Hughes, Morrison, Mozart, Pann, and Schumann
Hughes has appeared with a number of symphony orchestras across the U.S. and in Costa Rica, Bermuda, Austria and Russia. In 2011, Albany Records released Hughes' debut solo album “Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers.” Her performance of “Ballade for Violin and Piano” appears on “Vocalise,” a compact disc of music by composer Brian Nelson released in 2010. She also performs on “Music for Piano and Chamber Orchestra,” a Profil recording.
Hughes has numerous performance credits in popular music and film. She performed as violinist for the film music of “The Only Good Indian,” a 2009 Sundance Film Festival motion picture. She also performed in orchestras for national productions of “Annie” and “Les Misérables” and has recorded as studio violinist for Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes and Grammy award-winning artists Aretha Franklin, Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. She has appeared in live concert with Smokey Robinson.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Hughes received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Minnesota, and master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.
Pianist Avguste Antonov leads an active career as soloist and teacher. He is currently piano instructor at The Master's Touch School of Music & Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas. Antonov is preparing his debut CD of “American Music” to be released and distributed by the Arizona University Recordings.
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