kevin nordstrom - viola

performer - teacher - scholar

upcoming solo concerts, events, and publications

December 1, 2017

      "Transformation and Distortion - The Process of Variation in Ligeti's Sonata for Viola Solo"

      article published in the Journal of the American Viola Society vol. 33 no. 2

February 2018 tba

       "CARMEN, Concert Suite no. 1" for Viola Quartet, by Georges Bizet arr. Kevin Nordstrom

       Published by Lynne Latham and Ludwig Master Publications

February 10, 2018 - 8am

       Clinic - Structuring Lesson Plans for a Better Practice Routine 

       Ohio Music Educators Association Convention in Columbus, OH

       co-presented with Dr. Stephen Nordstrom

February 15, 2018 tba

       Clinic - Teaching and Performing on Your Secondary Instrument

       Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, TX

       co-presented with Dr. Stephen Nordstrom

March 16-18, 2018 tba

      Lecture Recital “Mystic Chords and Developing Variation: The Modernisms of Marion Bauer’s Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 22”

       - 7th Pacific Southwest Regional CMS Conference

March, 2018 tba

     Recital, Wright State University 

April 6, 2018 tba

      Lecture Recital “Mystic Chords and Developing Variation: The Modernisms of Marion Bauer’s Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 22”

       - Great Lakes Regional CMS Conference




past concerts

October 29, 2017 8:00pm

       Wright State University Schuster Recital Hall with Clarinetist John Kurokawa and Pianist Neil Nanyi Qiang

       the music of Paul Juon, Max Bruch, and Carl Reinecke

November 1, 2017 12pm

       Ball State University with Clarinetist John Kurokawa and Pianist Neil Nanyi Qiang

       the music of Paul Juon, Max Bruch, and Carl Reinecke

November 27, 2017 - 5:30 pm

       Wright State University Schuster Recital Hall 

       Bach Suite 3 Prelude, Brahms Sonata in E-flat, Brahms Horn Trio op. 40 (arr. viola by Brahms)

       - Kevin Nordstrom, viola - Stephen Nordstrom, violin - Neil Nanyi Qiang, piano

February 10, 2017 at 6 pm

       Texas Music Educators Association Convention  San Antonio TX

       Clinic on violin and viola playing in conjunction with Dr. Stephen Nordstrom

February 16, 2017 (time tba)

       Indiana University East Faculty Chamber Music Recital

       Debussy Trio for Viola, Flute, and Harp

February 17, 2017 at 12 pm

       Earlham College 'Brown Bag' Recital

       Sonata's by Ligeti and Koechlin

February 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

       Wright State University Schuster Recital Hall

       Sonatas by:  Debussy - Ligeti - Koechlin : with pianist Nanyi Qiang, flautist Jessica Raposo, and harpist Rachel Miller

February 23, 2017 at 3:10

       38th College Music Society Southern Regional Conference

       Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, Tennessee

       Lecture Recital - 'Transformation and Distortion - Modern Variation Technique in Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Viola

February 25, 2017 at 1:30

       38th College Music Society Southern Regional Conference

       Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, Tennessee

       Recital:  Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 53 by Charles Koechlin

March 18, 2017 at 10 am

       38th College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference 

       SUNY Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh, New York

       Lecture Recital - 'Transformation and Distortion - Modern Variation Technique in Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Viola

April 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

       College Music Society Md-Atlantic Regional Conference

       Towson University - Baltimore, Maryland

       Lecture Recital - 'Transformation and Distortion - Modern Variation Technique in Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Viola

April 8, 2017 at 2 pm

       35th College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference 

       Murray State University - Murray, Kentucky

       Lecture Recital - 'Transformation and Distortion - Modern Variation Technique in Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Viola

April 22, 2017 9:00am

       Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music : Watson Hall

       CCM Prep. Department Viola Day! 

       Hosted by Kevin Nordstrom and Joyce Chan Garbel - featuring the Wright State University Viola Choir

April 28-29, 2017 (time tba)

       College Music Society Pacific North West Regional Conference

       Capliano University - Vancouver, British Columbia 

       Lecture Recital - 'Transformation and Distortion - Modern Variation Technique in Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Viola

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4 pm

       Earlham Chamber Music Concert, Lingle Recital Hall

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm

       WSU Viola Studio Recital featuring The Wright State Viola Choir

       Wright State University Recital Hall

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:30 pm

       Wright State University Schuster Recital Hall

       With guest artists Stephen Nordstrom and Chang Ji

       Works by Bach, Dvorak, Johann Halvorsen and others

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

       Christ Church Episcopal - Glendale, Ohio

       Works by Glinka, Bach, and Schubert

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

       University of Florida, Recital Hall

       Guest Artist Recital, works by Hindemith, Ligeti, Bach and Schubert

Monday April 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

       University of Florida 

       Guest Artist Masterclass

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

       Cincinnati Conservatory Watson Hall

       Lecture Recital on Gyorgy Ligeti's Sonata for Viola Solo

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

       Wright State University, Schuster Recital Hall

       WSU Faculty String Quartet Recital

       Prokofiev Quartet no. 2 and Beethoven op. 127

Monday, March 14, 2016 date 5:30 pm

       Wright State University, Schuster Recital Hall

       Works by Hindemith, Ligeti, Enescu, Schubert, and Villa-Lobos

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Schuster Recital Hall, Wright State University

      WSU Viola Studio Recital featuring the WSU Viola Choir

Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Schuster Recital Hall, Wright State University

      Bohuslav Martinu Three Madrigals for violin and viola, Piano Quartet 

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Watson Recital Hall at CCM, Cincinnati OH

      Beethoven op. 9 String Trios no. 1 and no. 3 

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon

      Brown Bag recital, Earlham College, Richmond IN

      Beethoven op. 9 String Trios no. 1 and no. 3

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Hayner center, Troy Ohio

      Mozart Kegelstatt Trio with Randall Paul, clarinet and Steve Aldredge, piano

Wednesday, May 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Recital Hall, Xi'an University of Arts and Sciences, Xi'an, China

      Lecture and short recital

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

     Warner Recital Hall, CCM at University of Cincinnati

     'Salad Bar' for VIola and Flute by Ellen Harrison 

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

     Warner Recital Hall, CCM at University of Cincinnati

     'Wild Purple' by Joan Tower, Hindemith Sonata for solo viola op. 31/4, Rachmaninov Sonata for Viola op. 19

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

     Schuster Recital Hall, WSU campus

     'WIld Purple' by Joan Tower, Hindemith Sonata for solo viola op. 31/4, Rachmaninov Sonata for Viola op. 19

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

     'Brown Bag Recital'  Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Earlham College, Richmond Indiana College

     'Wild Purple' by Joan Tower, Hindemith Sonata for solo viola op. 31/4, Short pieces by Rebecca ClarkeTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October, 8 2014 at 8:00 pm

     Kevin Nordstrom, viola with the Wright State Chamber Orchestra.  

     Schuster Recital Hall, Wright State University.  Cecil Forsyth Viola Concerto in G minor

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

     Kevin Nordstrom viola and Xin Xin Zhang piano.  

     Dayton Arts Institute Evening Recitals, Dayton, Ohio.  Vieuxtemps Viola Sonata op. 36

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

     Wright State University Faculty String Quartet with clarinetist John Kurokawa. 

     Schuster Recital Hall, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet op. 115

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

     Kevin Nordstrom, viola with Edward Neeman, piano. 

     Dayton Arts Institute Sunday Musicales, Dayton, Ohio. York Bowen: Phantasy

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

     Wright State University Faculty String Quartet with clarinetist John Kurokawa.  

     Dayton Arts Institute Sunday Musicales, Dayton, Ohio.  Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet op. 115

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

     Wright State University Faculty String Quartet with clarinetist John Kurokawa.  

     Ohio MEA Conference, Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus Convention Center.  Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet op. 115

Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

     Duo Recital with Edward Neeman, piano. Sidney W. Souers Recital Hall, 

     Miami University. Hindemith: Sonata (1939), York Bowen: Phantasy, Vieuxtemps: Sonata, Op. 36. Free admission.

Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:00 pm

     Duo Recital with Edward Neeman, piano. 

     Schuster Recital Hall, Wright State University, Dayton. Hindemith: Sonata (1939), Vieuxtemps: Sonata, Op. 36. Free admission.

Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

     Duo Recital with Edward Neeman, piano. 

     Watson Recital Hall, CCM, Cincinnati. Hindemith: Sonata (1939), Vieuxtemps: Sonata, Op. 36. Free admission