Olivet, Mich. Danilo Mezzadri, director of the instrumental music program and assistant professor of music at Olivet College, will perform a flute recital on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the colleges Margaret Upton Conservatory Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
Mezzadri will perform Incantation Number 4 (For a pure communion of the being and the world) for solo flute by Andr Jolivet, Introduction and Variations Op. 160 for flute and piano by Franz Schubert, Il foco for solo flute by Charles Ruggiero, and La Flute de Pan Op. 15 for flute and piano by Jules Mouquet. Yoo Jung Kim will accompany Mezzadri on the piano.
Mezzadri is a Brazilian flutist who has sustained an active career as a performer and teacher in his home country and in the United States. He has appeared as a guest soloist with many ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra.
As a founding member of the Quarteto Brasilis, Mezzadri has conducted international tours and recorded a CD, featuring South American music for flute and strings. He has won several competitions, including the International Porto Alegre Symphonic Orchestra Young Instrumentalist Competition, the Michigan State University Honors Competition, the Brazilian International Flute Association Competition and the Detroit Civic Competition.
Mezzadri has served as the principal flutist of several orchestras, including the Detroit Civic Orchestra. In addition to teaching at Olivet College, Mezzadri is a flutist with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra.
Mezzadri earned a bachelors degree in music with highest honors from the School of Music and Arts of Paran and a masters degree in music from Michigan State.