Arts & Culture

UWF Department of Music presents Misha Quint, cellist

The University of West Florida Department of Music will present cellist Misha Quint as part of the Music Hall Artist Series. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82.

Russian-born cellist Misha Quint captivates his audiences with his lyricism, passion and dazzling technique. Described by Harris Goldsmith as a “brilliantly accomplished virtuoso—an embodiment of interpretive and executive music-making at its rarefied best.”His repertoire ranges from Bach to premieres of the most outstanding composers of today. Quint is the founder and music director of the InterHarmony International Music Festival that takes place in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany and Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy; the InterHarmony Concert Series at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City; and the InterHarmony Palm Beach Series in Florida. Quint earned the gold medal in the March 2016 Global Music Awards for his new release recording, “Matryoshka Blues,” on the Blue Griffin label in three categories: instrumentalist, album and new release, and was featured in the top five spring albums in Global Music Awards.

A graduate of the Leningrad Special School for the Gifted and the Leningrad State Conservatory, Quint made his orchestral debut at the age of 13 after winning first prize at the Boccherini Competition in St. Petersburg. He gained international recognition after earning top prizes in the 1975 International Competition in Prague and the Russian National Competition. Quint immigrated to the U.S. and made his critically acclaimed New York recital debut at the 92nd Street Y and his orchestral debut in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in 1992.

Quint is strongly committed to teaching and is on the faculty of Mannes School of Music Prep at The New School in New York City.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and military, $12 for UWF faculty and staff and non-UWF students and $7 for high school students. UWF students get in free with a valid Nautilus card. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.