Concert Artist Series Starts Nov. 16 at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — A four-part concert series begins Friday (Nov. 16) at Washington State University.

Opening the Concert Artist Series 2001-2002 at Bryan Hall for an 8 p.m. concert is Stefan Milenkovich. A violinist from Belgrade, he has played since the age of three. Milenkovich performs concertos by composers like Mozart, Brahms, Vivaldi and Kabalevsky.

Milenkovich won the 1997 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He was also awarded the Silver Medal at the 1994 Indianapolis International Violin Competition at the age of 17, the youngest player ever to win a medal at that competition. Milenkovich began to perform extensively at the age of seven. He was invited to play for President Ronald Reagan at a Christmas concert in Washington at the age of 10, for Mikhail Gorbachev at the age of 11 when Gorbachev paid a state visit to Belgrade, and at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II at the age of 14. He gave his 1,000th concert when he was 16 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Others on the yearlong program are Wendy Chen, a pianist from Los Angeles, who will perform at 8 p.m., Jan. 29; the Chvatal/Kritzer Duo, planned for 8 p.m., Feb. 15; and harpist Gwyneth Wentink, who will perform at 8 p.m., March 10.

Tickets for the concert series are available now. There is a season ticket package available for a discounted price: $36.50 for adults and $26 for students. Single concert tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

Tickets are available at Beasley Coliseum box office, all G & B outlets, online at or by calling 800/325-SEAT.