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Nick Zoulek, saxophone

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Dancz Center for New Music Hugh Hodgson School of Music
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Free event

Saxophonist and composer Nick Zoulek presents an evening of his own original compositions for singing saxophonist, electronics, and chamber ensemble. Zoulek will be joined by Amy Petrongelli, Assistant Professor of Voice, the UGA Saxophone Studio, and members of the UGA Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. 

This guest recital is hosted by the UGA saxophone studio and Dancz Center for New Music.

A soloist, Nick’s musicianship is praised as “wickedly contagious” (The Huffington Post) with the capacity to “[take] you to other worlds” (Milwaukee Magazine), and “[b]eautiful harmonies [singing] in contrast to mysterious knockings and hums, and finally to ungodly, soul-shattering blasts.” (Shepherd Express) He has garnered numerous awards as a classical musician, with features on Chicago's Classical WFMT, Boise NPR, Toledo NPR, and 88.9 Radio Milwaukee. As a specialist in contemporary music, Zoulek has collaborated with leading ensembles including Grammy-winners Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, and many others. He has been featured in concerti with the Boulogne Ensemble du Vent, the University of Wisconsin Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Wind Ensemble. Connecting genres through virtuosity and experimentation, Nick’s work is “a no-holds-barred engine of avant-garde exploration,” (Portland Press Herald)

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