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Guitar and flute duo perform Sept. 14

Amsler_Welch_Duo_t.jpgBOONE—The internationally acclaimed guitar and flute duo of Leo Welch and Eva Amsler will present a free recital Sept. 14 at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The Amsler-Welch Duo will perform works by Leonardo Vinci, Mauro Giuliani, Manuel Ponce, Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa Lobos and others.

Guitarist Welch has been hailed as “an interpreter of style and grace” by David Justice of the Charlestown Daily Mail. Active as a solo and chamber musician, his recent appearances have included performances as a part of the Amsler-Welch Duo at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, as well as lecture performances at the Fifth Annual Mannes College of Music Guitar Festival and the Classical Guitar Workshop at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

An editor and arranger, Welch has published more than 35 arrangements and editions of solo, chamber and guitar ensemble works with FJH Music Company, Mel Bay Publications, Tuscany Publications (Theodore Presser) and Class Guitar Resources.

Welch currently is assistant dean at Florida State University’s College of Music.

Amsler is an associate professor of flute at the College of Music at Florida State University. She previously was on the faculty of the State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch (Austria) teaching flute, pedagogy and chamber music. In addition, Amsler was a member of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland) for 20 years.

Amsler conducts master classes in Europe, the United States and Asia. A pioneer on the wooden flute, she organized a worldwide series of concerts with The Dorian Consort, and she has played various flutes in specially created concerts of new music with the ensemble ENIF-aktuelle Music.

Her concert activity as soloist and chamber musician has brought her together with performers such as Aurele Nicolet, Barbara Schlick and the Carmina Quartet. Amsler’s CD recordings have been released on the Ambitus and Cavalli labels, and her performances have been broadcast in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia and the United States.

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