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Lied Center Presents

Robert Belinic´, guitar Young Concert Artist

Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Dave & Gunda Hiebert This event is sponsored, in part, by the Lied Performance Fund. This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Eugene A. and C. Florence Stephenson Chamber Music Fund and the J. Anthony Burzle Chamber Music Fund.


Robert BeliniC´ , guitar Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998.............Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Präludium Fuge Allegro Sonatina Méridional.............................................. Manuel María Ponce (1882-1948) Campo Copla Fiesta Three Pieces........... Regino and Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1896-1981 / 1903-1982) Cançó del Lladre Rondeña Zapateado Intermission (20 Minutes) Sonata.................................................................................. Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956) Allegro energico Adagio molto Presto Two Venezuelan Folk Dances......................................... Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) Vals Criollo (Vals Venezolano No.3) Seis Por Derecho (Joropo, al estilo del Arpa Venezolana) Program is subject to change. “Belinic´ is clearly the real deal: a genius, a poet, a super-sensitive artist. But also dazzling. The man is a virtuoso.” – sandiego.com Robert BeliniC´, guitar


Robert BeliniC´ , guitar Robert Belinic´ is described by the New York Concert Review as a performer “with the most intense passion, energy and charisma of any guitarist I have heard.” This season he makes his debut as a chamber musician in the newly formed group MiXt at the Washington Center for Performing Arts. A champion of new music, he premiered Young Concert Artist (YCA) composer-in-residence Chris Rogerson’s Air for solo guitar last season, written for the guitarist himself, at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Virginia, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Macomb Centers for the Performing Arts. Belinic´ also recorded the premiere of a guitar concerto on a CD of composer Roberto Di Marino’s works, to be released later this year. Among his many appearances in the U.S., Belinic´ has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Phoenix, Edmonton, Quad City, Victoria, La Crosse, Hilton Head, El Paso, Milikin-Daecatur, Wichita, Fox Valley, Meridian and South Bend symphonies. He was also in recital and residency at Spivey Hall in Atlanta and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Other engagements have been at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, with the La Jolla Music Society and he has appeared on the Grand Teton Music Festival’s Medalist Series. Belinic´ has been heard in Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, the Czech Republic and with the Zagreb Philharmonic. He was a founding member of the Croatian Guitar Quartet. Belinic´ won the YCA European auditions in Leipzig, Germany, and was the first guitarist ever to win the YCA international auditions in New York in 2002. He made his debut in New York, sponsored by the Claire Tow Debut Prize, and his Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center, sponsored by the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize. He also debuted at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Belinic´ was awarded YCA’s Fergus New Artist Prize and the Beracasa Foundation Prize for an appearance at the Montpellier Radio-France Festival. Other important New York appearances include performing the Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez in 2008 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by Michael Stern, and a solo recital at the Morgan Library & Museum. Born in 1981 in Zagreb, Croatia, Belinic´ grew up in the nearby town of Popovac˘a. When he was eight years old, Belinic´ became a national celebrity as the child star of “Tale from Croatia,” the first film released in newly-independent Croatia. He began his study of classical guitar at the age of eleven at the music school in Kutina with Zvonko Šušnjar, continuing his studies with Ante C˘agalj in Zagreb. Belinic´ was the recipient of the 2002 Ivo Vuljevic´ Award for outstanding young Croatian musicians and was a prize winner of the 2006 Parkening International Guitar Competition in California. He earned a master’s degree from the Leopold Mozart Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg, Germany, where he held a two-year assistantship with Professor Franz Halász. lied.ku.edu | Lied Center Presents


Lied Center Presents Brentano String Quartet Fragments — Connecting Past and Present April 12 7:30 p.m.

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames….Make no mistake: the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet….This was wonderful, selfless music making.” — The Times (London)

To OrdeR: 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu


Lied Center Presents Young Concert Artists

Sponsored by

Dave & Gunda Hiebert

Andrew Tyson pianist

January 27 2:00 p.m. “Andrew Tyson offered a program of romantic-era music with a touch of Bach, all the while displaying blistering technique and coaxing the music with furtive glances and silent vocal utterances directed at the keyboard.”

— The Birmingham News

Narek Arutyunian clarinetist

March 3 2:00 p.m. “Arutyunian’s playing reaches passionate depths with seemingly effortless prowess, beguiling sensitivity and an energetic stage presence. [His] deepest notes were at once vibrant and enveloping. His highest range had the clarity of a vibrant coloratura.” — The Washington Post To OrdeR: 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu


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it gets better

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Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

¡Sofrito! David Gonzalez with the Latin Legends Band A spirited blend of Latin music and stories Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The smash-hit Broadway musical

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Tyson

Robust romantic piano Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:00 p.m.

An Evening with Suzanne Vega and daughter Ruby Froom Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.

West Side Story

A timeless love story with Tony Award-winning choreography Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Russian National Orchestra

Daniil Trifonov, pianist Works by Tchaikovsky, Dvor˘ák and more Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Narek Arutyunian

Vibrant young clarinet Sunday, March 3, 2:00 p.m.

MUMMENSCHANZ 40 Years

Legendary Swiss pantomime troupe Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Regina Carter, jazz violinist

Traditional African melodies re-imagined through jazz sensibilities Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Guru of Chai, Indian Ink Theatre Co.

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Brentano String Quartet Fragments — Connecting Past and Present Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

To OrdeR: 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu


Lied Center Presents Russian National Orchestra Works by Tchaikovsky, Dvor˘ák and more

Daniil Trifonov, pianist

February 21, 7:30 p.m.

“Summers had good control of this group. Unison playing was really remarkable, especially by the strings, and Summers’ precise wind and brass voice leading helped clarify the sound even more.”

—The K ansas City Star Sponsored by

To OrdeR: 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu


Friends of the Lied 2012-13 Update

This list includes individuals and businesses that have initiated or renewed their Friends of the Lied membership since the original list was published. Business Friends Sponsor ($250+) Weaver’s

Individual Friends Benefactor ($1,000+) Karen & Keith Ely Patron ($500+) Tyrone Duncan & Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Contributor ($100+) Cap & Kitty Gray Mark & Diana Hoppe Sandra & Allen Wiechert Friends ($50+) Loraine H. Lindenbaum Helen & Tom Sullivan

You can support the Lied, too! For more information or to join the Friends of the Lied, please contact the Lied Center Director of Development, Megan Poindexter, at 785-864-2788 or meganp@ku.edu or go to lied.ku.edu/donate.

2012-13 Friends of the Lied Update


Robert Belinić