September 28, 2010
Dr. Quinton Morris, Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and Assistant Professor of
Music at Seattle University, was named a distinguished prizewinner of
the Ibla International
Grand Prize Competition held in Sicily (Ragusa Ibla), Italy. He
performed Sonata No. 3 in G minor by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Suite for
Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, Gypsy Airs by Wilhelm Ernst, and the
original piece “Baroque Poeme.” Based in New York City, the Ibla Foundation
organizes an annual music competition for instrumentalists and composers.
Morris, a Washington native, has been on the Music faculty since fall of 2007.
performed in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle
East. He is the recipient of numerous competition awards including The Boston
Conservatory Chamber Music Honors Competition, the Louisiana Junior
Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist’s Concerto Competition, Seattle
Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the NAACP ACT-SO Competition, the North
Carolina Federation of Music Clubs String Competitionm, and the Ebony Showcase
Later this year, Morris will have his
Carnegie Hall debut with Indra Thomas and will play the Barber Violin Concerto with
This past summer, Dr. Morris also recorded two CD’s, the
first being a solo recording of the complete sonatas of Chevalier de Saint
Georges on MSR Classics-Albany Records. His second was a collaborative
recording for soprano, violin and piano with soprano Indra Thomas on Nazos
The Fine Arts Department,
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