Violin professor to present free concert


On April 9, The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library will present Simon Shiao, violin professor since 2003 at the University of North Florida.

Shiao continues to be an active performer around the world. Recently, he performed a recital in London at St. Martin-in-the Fields Cultural Embassy Concert Series, was an artist in residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival Winter Concert Series and served as a guest artist at University of Utah.

Shiao arranges regular opportunities for his violin students to work with visiting artists such as the Tokyo String Quartet, Dover Quartet, members of the Berlin Philharmonic and renowned soloists. The graduates have gone on to attend graduate programs, to perform in professional symphony orchestras and to accept teaching positions throughout the U.S. The students performing in this series come from all corners of the state.

The concert at the library is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.