Violinist Cal Alexander to present senior recital at Centenary College
SHREVEPORT, LA - Violinist Cal Alexander, a longtime member of the Centenary Suzuki School, will give a senior recital at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music on Saturday, May 20, at 7:00p.m. Alexander will be accompanied by Hyunsoo Kim, staff accompanist at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The recital in the Hurley School’s Anderson Auditorium is free and open to the public, with a reception following in the lobby.
Alexander has been a student of Laura Crawford for the last ten years in the Centenary Suzuki School and has been studying with Itzhak Perlman the last four summers at the Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island, New York. He also worked with Catherine Cho of the Juilliard faculty. Alexander won Third Place in the International Cooper Competition in Cleveland, Second Prize in the International Jr. Tibor-Varga in Switzerland, and has soloed with the Dallas Symphony as the winner of the Lynn Harrell Competition. He was recently chosen as a Young Artist for the Starling Delay Symposium at Juilliard May 23-27, where Perlman and other great teachers give master classes. Crawford will also attend the symposium.
Alexander will graduate on May 19 as salutatorian of the Caddo Magnet High School Class of 2023. In the fall, he will attend Harvard University and New England Conservatory (NEC) in their dual degree program with a full scholarship to NEC.
About the Centenary Suzuki School
Laura Crawford founded the Centenary Suzuki School (CSS) in 1977, building on the model of the University of Texas String Project started by Phyllis Young. Based at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music, the CSS is the only college-affiliated Suzuki program in the state of Louisiana. Crawford and the CSS faculty have educated over 1,000 students since the inception of the program. Crawford is Director of the school, and Charles Regauer serves as CSS Administrator as well as viola and violin teacher. Other faculty members teaching violin, viola, and cello are Dan Santelices, Adrienne Gabriel, Elizabeth McShane, and Brett Andrews. Families who enroll go through an introductory class and education process to establish the parental involvement that is a key ingredient in the program. To apply or sign up for the waiting list, visit centenarysuzuki.com.