Byron Wallis, a violinist now living in Paris who is the grandson of the late Roland Renne, former president of Montana State University, will perform with pianist Alfredo Oyaguez at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at MSU's Reynolds Recital Hall.
Wallis is a native of Kalispell, who while growing up frequently visited his grandparents in Bozeman. Wallis and Oyaguez met and began playing together in 1997 when both were doctoral students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They have performed together in France, Spain, and the U.S. Wallace worked with the Cascade Quartet in Great Falls from 2000-2005, and the duo played several recital tours in Montana to appreciative audiences.
Oyaguez has a master's in music from Yale. Wallis has a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music. Since their last Bozeman performance in 2005, Wallis has become a violinist with Quatuor Alma in Paris and teaches strings for the Paris Opera's outreach program. Oyaguez is a collaborative piano professor at conservatories in Spain and Germany and director of the Festival Deia in Mallorca, Spain.
Tickets to the concert are $10 general admission, $5 student admission, and are available at the door or at: http://ticketpeak.com/msumusic/
Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.
Whitney Salo (406) 994-4641, Whitney.Salo@montana.edu