Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - Dr. Sasha Ferreira, violin instructor on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus and a member of the Trio Indigo, will present “The Art of the Fugue” violin recital on May 1 in the main lobby of the Tradition Campus at 5:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.
Dr. Ferreira began his violin studies in Havana, Cuba, and continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, graduating with honors in 1997. He has recorded two solo albums; “Con su Toque de Violin,” a selection of Peruvian popular songs, and “Cuban Music...with a Violin Touch,” featuring Cuban works for violin and piano includes a wide range of genres. As a soloist, Dr. Ferreira has performed both with piano accompaniment and with orchestras throughout Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and the U.S. He also played with the Lima String Quartet, the Lima Philharmonic Orchestra’s Soloists, served as concertmaster of the Prolírica Symphony Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster of the Lima Philharmonic Orchestra. Along with his performance career, he taught for many years at Markham College and the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Ferreira moved to the United States in 2007, where he obtained his Master of Music degree in violin performance at The University of Southern Mississippi and his Doctoral degree in violin and viola performance from The University of Georgia. He played as the concertmaster of the USM Symphony Orchestra, belonged to the Mobile Symphony Orchestra in Mobile, Ala., and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in Pensacola, Fla. In addition to serving on the faculty for the WCU Winters School of Music, he also teaches the Gulfport School District and serves as artist director for the Oaklawn Concert Society in Pass Christian, which he established along with Don and Peggy Sprabery.
For more information about the violin recital, please call (228) 702-1775.