COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE
Dr. Longineu Parsons earned a Master in Classical Performance and a Doctorate in Classical Composition from the University of Florida. Dr. Parsons' extensive repertoire includes works from Bozza, Rachminoff, Enesco, Tomasi, Descenclos, Bitsch, and many others. Deeply influenced by Dmitri Shostakovitch, Dr. Parsons utilizes motivic development and universal sources to create innovative compositions and a unique sound.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Sobkowska has served on the faculties of Universidad del Cauca in Popayan, Colombia and Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Sobkowska has performed on the concert series of the Warsaw Philharmonic, Poland, at the Festival Internacional del Piano in Bucaramanga, Colombia, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, the FSU Festival of New Music in Tallahassee, Florida, and CASMI International Summer Program in Prague, Czech Republic. She also was the solo pianist for a CD recording of Ladislav Kubik’s Concerto Breve for piano and orchestra with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Triptych on texts by Franz Kafka for the Col Legno-Qualiton label.
Her piano repertoire includes masterworks of the Classic and Romantic eras (Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin among others), as well as numerous works from the twentieth century repertoire (Ravel, Poulenc, Prokofiev, and many contemporary composers).
Dr. Sobkowska recently premiered and recorded for the Col Legno-Qualiton label Ladislav Kubik’s Sonata for Trombone and Piano with trombonist Jay Evans. As soloist on the Grieg Piano Concerto she performed with the Big Bend Community Orchestra of Tallahassee, Florida.
Currently, Dr. Sobkowska is Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M University.