The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital featuring Italian violist Ettore Causa on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. Causa, the newest member of the artist faculty at the Yale School of Music, has been called a “magnificent, consummate musician” (All Music Guide) and has earned high praise for his warm tone.
Causa’s debut CD of viola transcriptions (Claves, 2006) featured several of Causa’s own transcriptions and was warmly received by critics. This recital will feature Causa’s arrangement of six Brahms songs, as well as Krzysztof Penderecki’s Cadenza for Solo Viola; Benjamin Britten’s Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of Dowland); and Rachmaninov’s Sonata, Op. 19, arranged for viola by Vadim Borisovsky. Causa will perform with pianist Ryo Yanagitani, a graduate of the School of Music who recently won the Gold Medal and three special prizes in the San Antonio Piano Competition.