Barry David Salwen, Domonique Launey: piano

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
UNCW Department of Music

About the Artists
Barry David Salwen is an associate professor of music at UNCW, where he joined the faculty in 1992. He is an international concert pianist, giving performances and master classes in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Asia. He gave two weeks of master classes at the Shanghai Conservatory in China, among many other places. As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholars Grant, he gave a semester’s seminar at the Music Conservatory in Freiburg, Germany, one of the leading music institutions in the country. His master classes at UNCW have been attended by students from throughout eastern North Carolina. Among Salwen’s nine CDs is the first recording of the complete solo piano music of the American master Roger Sessions; he is the first artist to record all of these works. First published on Koch International Classics, the recording was subsequently reissued on Albany Records. His recording of Sessions’ piano concerto is also planned to appear on Albany.

Domonique Launey has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Jamaica as soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. As featured soloist, Launey has collaborated with orchestras including the Wilmington (North Carolina), Houston Chamber, San Antonio, Oklahoma, Shreveport, Tulare County (California), L’Orchestre de Chapelle Minimes (Belgium), and the Tallis Chamber of Wilmington, NC performing concerti of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, and W.A .Mozart. She has performed solo and multiple harpsichord concerti of J.S.Bach, C.P.E. Bach as well as chamber works of Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Elgar. In 2010, she was invited to perform the E Minor Concerto of Chopin with the Tulare County Symphony in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In October 2011, Launey performed Liszt’s Concerto in E Flat with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in honor of the composer’s 200th birthday. In the fall of 2014, she will collaborate again with the orchestra in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto in D Minor. Awards include first place in the Wideman International Piano Concerto Competition, winner of the University of Texas Concerto Competition; she has also performed in Fort Worth, Texas in the Van Cliburn Competition. Performance degrees include work at the University of Texas in Austin. During postgraduate work as a Rotary International Scholar, she studied with Nadine Deletaille in Brussels, Belgium, where she performed as soloist extensively for a year throughout Europe. She returned to Brussels where she was presented with the Gold Medallion for her solo performance at L’Academie de Musique. Launey serves as pianist for other musicians and ensembles, and is involved with the Cape Fear Music Teachers Association.


$6 general public, free to students with valid UNCW ID.
Tickets are available in advance through the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) and one hour prior to performance at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 910-962-3500 (M-F) 
Any remaining tickets will be available one hour prior to performance at the Cultural Arts Box Office.

UNCW students may obtain tickets in advance by going to the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) Monday-Friday 12 - 6 p.m. 
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Plenty of free parking, in front of the Cultural Arts Building and across the street.


Arrive on time

•   Arrive at the concert venue at least 10 minutes before the posted concert time. If you need to get a ticket at the box office, have your UNCW student ID ready and arrive at least another 5 sooner.

    •   The box office will only be open for ticket sales and distribution to students up until 15 minutes after the performance begins. 

    •   Students arriving 5 minutes after the start time of the event will not be admitted free with their UNCW ID card, and must purchase tickets in order to be admitted. If the box office has closed, students will not be admitted into the venue.

Concert attendance and program stamping

Programs for students registered in Department of Music classes are stamped by the ushers at the end of the performance. 

   •   If you leave before the concert ends, your program will not be stamped.

   •   If ushers should run out of programs, ask them to stamp your ticket stub at the end of the concert. Let your teacher know what happened. 


Use of electronic devices during performances

   •   use of computers, tablets, phones is not allowed during performances. Anyone using an electronic device will be asked to put it away. Noncompliance may result in being asked to leave the event.

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