Two stellar musicians – both known for their fiery performances – will be performing on UW-Washington County’s stage on Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm. Individually, Alex DePue and Miguel DeHoyos have wowed the world – from DePue performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16 and touring with rock guitarist Steve Vai in 2007 to DeHoyos entertaining government officials in Mexico and performing in Romania by invitation from their government. Together, they produce a crowd pleasing, unparalleled international sound – music that can speak to anyone’s soul. Tickets are just $13 for adults, $10 for seniors (>62) and youth (<18).
Alex DePue began taking classical violin lessons at age five. He won his first major competition at age 10, and later (age 16) won the competition that entitled him to perform at Carnegie Hall with the National Guild Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Silverstein. He has continued to win competitions and appear as a guest soloist with orchestras and festivals worldwide. Despite his classical training, Alex became interested in fiddling at age seven, and began competing in old-time fiddle contests at the age of 12. He has won numerous state competitions and has been ranked among the top 10 fiddlers in the nation at the Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in Nashville. DePue is also a publisher composer and arranger of music and has self-produced several CDs.
Miguel DeHoyos, a professional acoustical guitarist and vocalist from Monterrey, Mexico, began studying music at age 12 and has since developed his own neo-classical style playing everything form the Beatles to the classics. His multi-faceted career includes being musical director and general director of several musicals in Monterrey. He has performed throughout Mexico and Europe and has produced several recordings.
Exceptional musicians in their own right, a chance meeting south of the border in the Baja coastal town of LaMision, melded the talents of these two musicians into a musical duo. They currently have two recordings available, “Underground Whispers” and “Twisted Strings”.
UW-Washington County is located at 400 University Drive (off Hwy. 33 West) in West Bend.
Free parking is available. Reservations are suggested and can be made by phoning the campus at (262) 335-5208 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm) or purchase at the door (while supplies last).