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Arts & Entertainment Guitar, cello duo return to Franklin for concert

Cellist Viktor Uzur and guitarist Brad RichterGuitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur, two award-winning classically trained artists, will perform a program of traditional and contemporary works on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., in the main hall of the Macon County Public Library off Siler Road in Franklin. Hailed as "one of the most exciting duos on the scene today" by Guitar International, the Richter-Uzur Duo will perform a new Kolo (Eastern European Folk Dance); their epic mash-up of Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" with Nirvana, Eurythmics, and The White Stripes; the premiere of their "I Am the Walrus" arrangement, and more. Admission is by donation.

Richter and Uzur earn rave reviews in solo settings, as a duo, and with ensembles and orchestras in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The duo appears frequently on NPR's "Performance Today," and has been featured on PBS's "WoodSongs." Individually, Richter and Uzur bring intensive training from two of the world's most prestigious music institutions: The Royal College of Music and The Moscow Conservatory, respectively. Richter is a former U.S. National Finger-Picking Champion and has won numerous prizes for performing and composing. Uzur is a former principal cellist and soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and a prize winner at many competitions.

This event is produced by the Arts Council of Macon County, supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Council for information at (828)524-7683 or

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