Recital Report: Hristov and Hicks, Violin and Harp

Photo By Barbara Hill

Photo By Barbara Hill, UT School of Music

Thursday evening’s recital at the Powell Recital Hall on the UT campus by the violinist Miroslav Hristov ( UT faculty violinist) and the harpist Cindy Hicks (principal harp of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra) opened quite a few eyes and ears, particularly in one work for violin and harp previously unknown to this writer.

The duo’s program opened with the Sonata for Violin and Harp in C Minor by Louis Spohr and Saint-Saëns’ Fantasia for Violin and Harp. The second half consisted of a delightful find for this writer, contemporary Ukrainian composer Valeri Kikta’s Sonata for Violin and Harp, a work of textural extremes and energies.

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