UTC Music Department presents “Basque Composers from Spain and France”
Oskar Espina Ruiz, Clarinet, Guest Artist
Tim Hinck, piano, accompanist
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center
Press Release Date: October 30, 2012
The UTC Music Department is pleased to present “Basque Composers from Spain and France” featuring guest clarinetist Oskar Espina Ruiz. The performance will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, on November 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. It is presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
Clarinetist Oskar Espina Ruiz will perform a recital of music by Basque composers of French and Spanish descent, which will feature works for clarinet and piano by J.C. Arriaga, Carmelo Bernaola, Julián Menéndez, Luis de Pablo, Pascal Gaigne, and Jesús Guridi. He will be assisted by pianist Tim Hinck.
Born in Bilbao, Spain, Oskar Espina-Ruiz began his musical training on Basque folk instruments. Subsequently, he received formal conservatory training on his clarinet and earned a DMA from Stony Brook University in New York. Over the past nine years Espina Ruiz has performed at major concert halls and festivals to high critical acclaim and devotes much of his time to musical research. His work on Spanish composer Julián Menéndez earned him the first prize of the International Clarinet Association’s Research Competition in 2006, and he later wrote an article for the March 2007 issue of The Clarinet magazine, which led to the acquisition of one of Menéndez's clarinets by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for its Musical Instruments Galleries. His recording Julián Menéndez Rediscovered has won accolades from some of the most respected names in the clarinet world. Dr. Espina Ruiz is the clarinet artist-faculty at the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts, in Winston-Salem, NC.
A native of Tennessee, Tim Hinck, began studying piano and composition at age six. He has studied both nationally and internationally and has received many awards in organ and piano competitions. His compositions and arrangements have premiered in the United States and Europe and he has produced works ranging from small ensembles to opera and rock/electronic groups. He continues to present and perform concerts worldwide. Hinck currently teaches at the Cadek Conservatory of Music at UTC, and works with several ensembles which premiere his compositions, amongst which are his contemporary music ensemble New Dischord and the flute/clarinet/piano trio Tresillo.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations or require additional information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, please call the Music office at 423-425-4601.