Flutist Paolo Dalmoro and guitarist Giorgio Signorile, or Duo Savoyard, will be joined by Marshall music students and music faculty Júlio Ribeiro Alves and Wendell Dobbs for this grand concert in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The free event will feature Mountain Songs by Beaser, Tangos by Piazzolla and several works by Signorile himself.
The duo is among three acts selected for the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professors in the Arts Endowment this fall.
Edwards established the endowment in 1992 for the then College of Fine Arts in an effort to enhance learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community by bringing preeminent arts educators to Marshall’s campus.
Dalmoro began his career as the principal flutist in the opera orchestra at the Regio Theatre in Turin. He has taught at the conservatories in Turin and Saluzzo and is currently the artistic director of the Opera Munifica in Turin.
Signorile lives and teaches in his hometown of Cuneo. He studied guitar with Leo Brouwer and Betho Davezac. He has published many compositions through Ut Orpheus Editions has recorded on the Dynamic e l’Olandese Etcetera label.
Hear Marshall music faculty members Richard Kravchak, oboe, Wendell Dobbs, flute and Henning Vauth, piano, in one of the last performances of the summer.
Dr. Richard Kravchak is the founding Director of the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall. He has been heard as an oboe soloist, chamber and orchestral musician around the world, performing concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Kravchak has appeared as a soloist with ensembles as diverse as The Dubuque Symphony, The University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble, The Carson Symphony, Banda Espinia de Portugal and the Orquesta Symphonica de El Salvador. He holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Florida State University. He served as Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he was the Chairman of the Music Department.
Dr. Wendell Dobbs performs regularly in solo and chamber venues, in a variety of settings ranging from the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Symphony (principal flute in both) to Blackbirds and Thrushes, a Celtic band. During a seven-year stint as flutist in the United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) in Washington, D.C., Dr. Dobbs received two Certificates of Achievement for contributions as soloist and principal flutist of the United States Army Chamber Orchestra. He joined the Marshall University faculty in 1985 after two years in Paris as a French Government Scholar studying with Michel Debost and Alain Marion. At Marshall he received the Pan Hellenic Society’s Teacher of the Year award in 1993 and was selected the John Deaver Drinko Fellow for the 2007-08 academic year. In that capacity he studied flute music in America in the early 19th century and founded the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps.
Dr. Dobbs received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis and his masters and doctorate from Catholic University in Washington, DC. During his masters and doctoral studies his principal teacher was Bernard Goldberg.
German pianist Henning Vauth serves as assistant professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Marshall. A laureate of the Concours Grieg International Competition for Pianists in Norway (Schubert Prize) and the IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy, he has performed at venues in the U.S. and in Europe, such as Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Salle Cortot in Paris.
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, in addition to further degrees and certificates in piano performance and pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (Hannover, Germany) and the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” (Paris, France) – piano studies with Nelita True, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg; harpsichord with William Porter; recent master classes with Philippe Entremont (2013).