Accomplished violinist returns to WMU for Distinguished Alumni Series

contact: Meredith Bradford
| WMU News
The concert is free and open to the public.


KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University alumna and violinist Katarzyna Sokol-Borup will perform as part of the School of Music’s Distinguished Alumni Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Sokol-Borup will be joined by her husband, violinist Hasse Borup. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will include works from Telemann, Prokofiev, Bartok, and Persichetti. The duo will present a master class for WMU students while on campus.

Katarzyna Sokol-Borup

Sokol-Borup, an accomplished violinist and pedagogue, received her undergraduate degree in violin performance from WMU as a student of Renata Artman Knific. A native of Poland, she came to WMU from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Currently on the faculty of The University of Utah, Sokol-Borup was professor of violin at Fort Lewis College and director of the Durango (Colo.) Youth Symphony. She has also served as concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony. Hasse Borup, of Denmark, is an internationally active soloist and recording artist. He is also on faculty at The University of Utah.