HPU Offers Community Complimentary Performance of the Greensboro Symphony

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 25, 2011 – High Point University treated members of the community with complimentary tickets to a performance of the Greensboro Symphony that was held Jan. 24 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Led by Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the concert featured guest violinist Yura Lee, who played the Paganini Violin concerto. Lee, recipient of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant, has appeared with many prestigious orchestras, among them the New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Monte Carlo Philharmonics, the Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Saint Louis, San Francisco Symphonies and the Cleveland, Minnesota Orchestras. In 2000, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, she was the first prize winner in the Leopold Mozart Competition and was also awarded the Mozart Prize, the Mozart Medal, the Jugend Jury Prize, and the Public Prize.

Recently, Lee was nominated and represented by Carnegie Hall for its ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) series with recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Salzburg Mozarteum, Brussels? Palais des Beaux-Arts, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Stockholm’s Konserthus, Athens’ Concert Hall and the Cologne Philharmonie. Ms. Lee regularly performs chamber music at the Marlboro, Salzburg, Verbier, Caramoor, Ravinia, Kronberg and Aspen Music Festivals.

“The concert was a great success, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talents of the Greensboro Symphony to our community,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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