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Guest artist recital with violinist Mauricio Oliveros

Rothwell Recital

Violinist Mauricio Oliveros, associate concertmaster for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, will present a guest artist violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University. Oliveros will perform with pianist Lisa McCarroll of Northern Ireland. The recital will highlight different styles of violin and piano literature through the interpretation of masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Ravel. Admission is free.

"This will be an outstanding display of violin technique and violin and piano duo repertoire," said Kurt Gilman, chair of the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. "Mauricio has contributed a great deal to the performance venues in many states. Locally he has worked not only with the Symphony of Southeast Texas but is also featured guest performer with the Lamar University Civic Orchestra."

Selections that will be performed include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin Solo,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano,” Henryk Wieniawski’s “Variations on an Original Theme for Violin and Piano, Op. 15” and Maurice Ravel’s “Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano."

Oliveros and McCarroll began their musical partnership while in school, joining their different musical backgrounds and experiences. They are active solo and chamber musicians who have performed throughout Europe and the Americas.

A native of Colombia, Oliveros attained his Doctor of Musical Arts in violin performance from the University of Houston under the mentorship of Andrzej Grabiec. He also holds a Graduate Artist Certificate in violin performance from the studio of Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas and a master’s in both violin performance and music theory from Texas Christian University. He has given violin master classes in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Cuba. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Houston Baptist University as well as violin faculty positions at Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts and The Kinkaid School.

McCarroll studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. She also holds a master’s and a doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Houston. She is an adjunct faculty member at Lone Star College, North Harris, as well as piano faculty at Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts and St. Andrew’s School of Fine Arts.

For more information, call the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at (409) 880-8144 or visit