Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter are each master musicians of the highest caliber with global solo careers, major international awards and intensive training from two of the world's most lauded musical institutions (The Moscow Conservatory and The Royal College of Music, respectively), but their musical interests and abilities are far from limited to classical music. In their teens and twenties, while developing into classical virtuosi, they cut their teeth in rock bands Viktor as an electric guitarist and Brad as a guitarist and singer. They also delved into folk and world music but eventually put those interests aside as they pursued their classical concert careers. However, since the Duo was founded in 2005 they have discovered a way to blend all of the musical styles they love and audiences are having as much fun listening to the results as Brad and Viktor are playing.
The Richter Uzur Duo's reputation is skyrocketing. Since 2008 they have been featured regularly on NPR's Performance Today which has created an ever-growing buzz surrounding their cutting edge twist on chamber music. After the airing of their first "WoodSongs" show (seen nationwide on PBS and heard throughout the world via Armed Forces Radio Network and NPR) in January of 2012, the Duo is quickly becoming a household name. The Duo will be back on "WoodSongs" several times in the coming months.
The 2011-12 season witnessed the premiere of their Duo Concerto for Guitar, Cello and Orchestra with the Jackson Symphony in Michigan. Like all of the Duo's music, the Duo concerto is a seamless blend of musical cultures brimming with flash and drama. The last movement of the work is a furiously fun mash-up of 10 favorite Led Zeppelin songs that will leave audiences smiling. The new concerto will be the center piece of this exciting concert.
Griffin Auditorium (View)
234 East Taylor
Griffin, GA 30224