Musician and minister Maurice Sklar has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and continues to perform concerts around the world. He studied with the esteemed violinist Fredell Lack in Texas, before continuing his education at the Julliard School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music. In 1987, he debuted in the Young Concert Artist Series in New York and Washington, DC. In 1990, Sklar was chosen by Musical American as one of the top ten “Young Artists of the Year.” From 1990 – 1991, he was the Associate Concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. He also served as Artist in Residence and Professor of Violin at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa for over 13 years.
Sklar will perform music by Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and Sarasate accompanied by Timothy Hester on piano.
About the Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series
The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series at the Moores School of Music, established by its namesake in 2017, honors the legendary violinist by bringing world-class musical artists to the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts for special performances. Lack served as the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at UH for five decades, inspiring countless students over the years as a teacher, mentor and friend. Many of her former students and mentees are featured as guest artists in the annual series.
About the Moores School of Music
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) is one of the premier comprehensive music schools in the nation. Its remarkable faculty — of internationally recognized performers, composers and scholars — outstanding student body, modern facilities and broad range of programs make MSM the natural choice for nearly 600 students annually. The school’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest performance standards has ensured its role as a vital resource in the educational and cultural life of Houston and beyond.