School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Mark Menzies will be a guest during Performance Forum. He has established an important, world-wide reputation as a new music violist and violinist. Menzies has been described in a Los Angeles Times review, as an 'extraordinary musician' and a 'riveting violinist.' His career as a viola and violin virtuoso, chamber musician and advocate of contemporary music, has seen performances in Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand and across the United States, including a series of appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall. Mark Menzies made his concerto debut with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with an invitation from Mstislav Rostropovich to perform at the opening of the 1988 International Festival of the Arts, in Wellington, New Zealand. The performance, conducted by Maxim Shostakovich, received rave reviews. Mark Menzies' solo career has continued to fulfill this auspicious beginning with critically praised concerto and solo recital performances across the globe.