Graduate Student Recital: Besnik Yzeiri, Viola

Event Date: 

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Room 1145
  • Music Building

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

Besnik Yzeiri

Graduate violist Besnik Yzeiri will present a recital on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Rebecca Clarke, and Mr. Yzeiri will be joined by pianist Ching-Yun Chen and the UCSB Young Artists String Quartet (violinists Sara Bashore and Kristina Tsanova and cellist Chenoa Orme-Stone). Mr. Yzeiri is a student of UCSB faculty member Jonathan Moerschel. 

About the Artist

Besnik Yzeiri began his musical studies at an early age. At 13, he performed with the Shkoder Philharmonic and at 18 with the Albanian Radio-Television Orchestra. He continued his studies in Milan Italy and performed with “La Scala” in 1996. He has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Ray Charles. In 1999, he was appointed Assistant Principal Viola with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Canada. Mr. Yzeiri was nominated for a Gemini Award and was awarded a prestigious Juno Award. He is currently pursuing a DMA degree in Viola Performance at UCSB, where he studies with Jonathan Moerschel.

Besnik Yzeiri