Rolf Schulte to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at March 4 Concert
Professor Rolf Schulte (Music), a renowned classical violinist, was honored for his lifetime achievement at a March 4 concert that featured Schulte on solo violin.
The Association for the Promotion of New Music called Schulte a “most extraordinary artist, who has devoted himself courageously to the cause of living American composers.”
In describing Schulte’s contributions to music, the association noted that “hundreds of composers owe him a debt for championing their works, including: Elliott Carter, Donald Martino, Fred Lerdahl, Milton Babbitt, and Mario Davidovsky.”
The concert was held in Merkin Concert Hall, and included works by Debussy and Stravinsky, and a new work by Hayes Biggs.
Schulte joined the GC faculty in 2012 and teaches violin and chamber music. The New Yorker has called him “one of the most distinguished violinists of our day.”
Submitted on: MAR 3, 2015
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