ADAM UNSWORTH, HORNIST [October 25, 2018]

Adam Unsworth and Catherine LikhutaCATHERINE LIKHUTA, PIANIST-COMPOSER

Hornist ADAM UNSWORTH has appeared at many universities throughout the United States as a recitalist and clinician. He has made several solo and chamber appearances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Unsworth received his formal training at Northwestern University, where he studied with former Chicago Symphony Orchestra members Gail Williams and Norman Schweikert. He continued with graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Douglas Hill. He later recorded Jazz Set for Solo Horn, released in 2001 as part of Thoughtful Wanderings, a compilation of Hill’s works for horn. In 2000, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music named him their Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. In 2006 Adam released his first jazz CD entitled Excerpt This!, which features five of his original compositions for jazz sextet and three unaccompanied works.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, Adam Unsworth served as Fourth Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 1998 to 2007, and taught at Temple University. Prior to his appointment in Philadelphia, he spent three years as Second Horn of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He also served as a guest Principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony as well as Principal horn of the Colorado Music Festival.

CATHERINE LIKHUTA is an Australian-based composer, pianist and recording artist. Her music exhibits high emotional charge, programmatic nature and rhythmic complexity. Catherine’s works have been played throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, as well as in Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Her music has enjoyed performances by many prominent soloists (such as Griffin Campbell, Ronald Caravan, Paul Dean, Peter Luff, Trish O’Brien and Adam Unsworth), chamber ensembles (such as HD Duo, Collusion, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Western Brass Quintet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Horns and U.S. Army Field Band Horns) and large ensembles (such as The Australian Voices, University of Georgia Hodgson Singers, University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Radio of Ukraine and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra). Catherine’s pieces have been played at several international events, including three International Horn Symposiums and World Saxophone Congress. In recent years, she was the winner of the International Horn Society Composition Contest (virtuoso division) and the recipient of several awards, including two grants from the Australia Council for the Arts. Her music can be heard on Cala, Albany and Equilibrium Records.

Catherine holds a Bachelor’s degree in jazz piano from Kyiv Glière Music College and a five-year post- graduate degree in composition from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv Conservatory). She is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Queensland. She has delivered presentations on her work at a number of institutions, including Queensland Conservatorium, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Arizona State University, Syracuse University, Butler University and Bowling Green State University.

[October 25, 2018 Concert @ A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 7:30pm]