Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series, Maurice "Maury" Sklar
Sklar will perform music by Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and Sarasate, with pianist Timothy Hester.
Musician and minister Maurice Sklar has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and continues to perform concerts around the world. He studied with the esteemed violinist Fredell Lack in Texas, before continuing his education at The Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music. In 1987, he debuted on the Young Concert Artist Series in New York and Washington, DC. In 1990, Sklar was chosen by Musical America as one of the top ten “Young Artists of the Year.” From 1990 – 1991, he was the Associate Concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. He also served as Artist in Residence and Professor of Violin at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa for over 13 years.
The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series at the Moores School of Music, established by its legendary namesake in 2017, brings world-class musical artists to the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts for special public performances and master classes. Named C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston, Lack served for five decades, inspiring countless students as a teacher, mentor and friend. The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series features five of those mentees as guest artists, honoring her contribution to the University and the City of Houston.