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Guest Artist Concert: Oliver Xu, Percussion / FREE

  • Presented By: CSU, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • Dates: October 17, 2023
  • Location: Colorado State University School of the Arts
  • 1400 Remington Street, University Center for the Arts
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
    • Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall

      Percussionist Oliver Xu performs a recital primarily on marimba.

      Xu has been internationally recognized as a solo performer advocating for contemporary music. He was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant by The Juilliard School after graduating with his master’s degree. This season’s highlights include a guest artist recital at Ithaca College’s Ford Hall and two world premiere performances with New York Classical Players. In recent years, he has received First Prize at the Percussive Arts Society Solo Artist Competition, Third Prize at the Sixth IPEA International Percussion Competition, and the Youth Jury Prize at the TROMP International Percussion Competition. Xu was recently featured in concerto performances with the GRAMMY-winning Albany Symphony Orchestra. He has also been featured in performances at Alice Tully Hall on works by Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen with the Juilliard Orchestra and AXIOM, respectively. A passionate chamber musician, Oliver gave the debut concert of Coriolis Duo alongside flutist Catherine Boyack at Tenri Cultural Institute in Jan. 2023.