Willa Finck and Owen Dodds Perform 20th Century Works for Violin and Piano



Friday, January 3, 2020 - 8:00pm - Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 8:00pm


Recital Hall at the Hayes School of Music
813 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28607


Willa Finck and Owen Dodds Perform 20th Century Works for Violin and Piano
Friday, January 3rd, 2020 – 8:00pm
Recital Hall at the Hayes School of Music
$15 suggested donation/$5 students
Finck and Dodds will be performing works by Debussy, Prokofiev, Pärt and Ysaÿe.

Willa Finck is a first violinist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is known to many in Watauga County as one of the young fiddlers in the Celtic group The Forget-Me-Nots, who for many years were featured performers around the High Country. Finck moved to Rochester, New York in 2014 to pursue musical studies at the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman she served as concertmaster of both of the school’s orchestras and performed as a soloist after winning the school violin competition in 2016. She completed her degree in violin performance in 2018. Since May of that year she has performed full time with the RPO. Finck also performs with her folk band Copper Hill and has recently released a solo album entitled, “Ask Me Why.”
Owen Dodds is a second-year graduate student at Boston University where he studies piano performance with Professor Gila Goldstein. He received his high school diploma and his Bachelor of Music degree from UNC School of the Arts.
Owen has won top prizes in competitions such as the UNCSA Concerto Competition, Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition, Baltimore International Piano Festival Competition, and Music Teacher’s National Association Southeastern division. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra and the National Honoured Academic Orchestra of Ukraine. In March of 2018 Owen performed as a soloist at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In March of 2020 Owen will be returning to Carnegie Hall, this time to Zankel Hall, as part of the Boston University at Carnegie Hall recital.
In addition to his work as a classical pianist, Owen is also a composer and founding member of the modern folk duo – Early Gray – who will soon be releasing their second album of original music.


Name: Willa Finck
  • Closest Town or City:
    • Boone
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Music,
    • Art/Cultural
  • Additional Info:
    • Alcohol-Free,
    • Family Friendly

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