Cello-Piano Concert to be performed at Silver Lake College

November 17, 2009

Melissa Martiros and Arpad Muranyi

On Sunday, November 22nd, Silver Lake College with host a Cello-Piano Concert featuring the talents of Hungarian Guest Cellist, Arpad Muranyi and Silver Lake College Piano Professor Melissa Martiros.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3:00 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.

Sunday’s program will feature several classic and contemporary masterworks for cello and piano, beginning with the 4-movement Sonata #2 in D Major (BWV 1028) by J.S. Bach, followed by the 4-movement Sonata #4 in C Major, op. 102, No. 1 by Beethoven, and Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano by Dmitri Shostakovich.  The program will conclude with The First Rhapsody by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

Cellist Arpad Muranyi received his Performance Artist and Pedagogy degree in cello performance from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary in 1981 and his Master of Music degree in cello performance from Florida State University, Tallahassee. After completing his coursework for his doctoral degree at Boston University, he joined the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra in 1989.  While working in the orchestra, Arpad returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering.  From 1991 to 2007 Arpad worked as a signal integrity engineer at Intel Corporation and currently is a principal engineer for Mentor Graphics Corporation.

Melissa Martiros is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she has completed course work for degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy as well as Special Education.  She holds degrees in piano performance from Bowling Green State University and Westfield State College.  Her primary area of research involves teaching piano to children with disabilities.  Melissa is currently the Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Silver Lake College and a Music Lecturer at the UW-Fond du Lac.  Previous positions include Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH, and the Arboretum Music School in Waunakee, WI.
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