This week on Thursdays@Three we’ll hear from violinist Tomás Cotik and pianist Chuck Dillard. They will help us celebrate the 100th anniversary year of the birth of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla by performing seven of his works in new arrangements by Ken Selden.
About Tomás Cotik:
Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as “an excellent violinist,” Tomás Cotik is internationally recognized as a soloist, chamber musician, and professor. A much sought-after recording artist, Dr. Cotik has released fifteen albums for Naxos and Centaur Records, which have received over three million streams and more than two hundred enthusiastic reviews from the international press. Committed to passing on his passion for music, Dr. Cotik is the violin professor at Portland State University.
About Chuck Dillard:
Whether he is collaborating with an instrumentalist, coaching a singer, conducting an opera, or accompanying a choir, Chuck Dillard is a musician at his best while working with others. Hired as a church pianist at age seven, he fashioned his musical beginnings, education and career around the art of collaboration. Recently appointed as Assistant Professor, Chuck was brought to Portland State University to create a new graduate program in Collaborative Piano. As a pianist, Dr. Dillard enjoys collaborating with performers ranging from sopranos to contrabassoonists.