Father and daughter, a professor at UMass Dartmouth, present concert at UMD March 2

Christina Biron, a pianist and professor of Spanish at the University of Dartmouth, and her father Paul Makara, Professor Emeritus of Violin at Bowling Green State University, will perform a program of classical music on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Recital Hall (parking lot 9). Admission is free; a reception follows.

February 5, 2003 

Father and daughter, a professor at UMass Dartmouth, present concert at UMD March 2 

Christina Biron, a pianist and professor of Spanish at the University of Dartmouth, and her father Paul Makara, Professor Emeritus of Violin at Bowling Green State University, will perform a program of classical music on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Recital Hall (parking lot 9). Admission is free; a reception follows. 

The duo will perform by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Bach, Granados-Kreisler, and Sarasate. 

Paul Makara, Professor Emeritus of Violin at Bowling Green State University, is the former concertmaster of the Toledo Symphony and assistant concertmaster of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. As the first violinist and a founding member of the Bowling Green String Quartet, he has toured Mexico and Europe to great acclaim. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Detroit Symphony, the Toledo Symphony and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra. His chamber music appearances include concerts at Lincoln Center and in London. A graduate of Julliard, Eastman, and the University of Michigan, his former teachers include Joseph Knitzer, Josef Gingold, Ivan Galamian and Zino Francescatti. 

Christina Biron has performed with her father in recitals at Bowling Green State University, Ohio and in Toledo, Ohio. As a soloist she has given various solo recitals on piano and harpsichord at The University of Michigan and at UMASS-Dartmouth. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. 

This concert is supported by the UMD Music Department. For further information, contact 508999-8568.


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