Guest musicians Teixeria and Bechtler to perform October 15

Robert Teixeria and Tanja Bechtler pose with their instruments

Robert Teixeria, guitar and Tanja Bechtler, cello.

Radford University’s Department of Music will welcome guest artists Robert Teixeria and Tanja Bechtler to the Davis Performance Hall in the Covington Center later this month. The artists will perform as a duet with Teixeria on guitar and Bechtler on cello. Teixeria is a guitar instructor from Queens University. Bechtler, who also has ties to Queens University, is the founder of the Bechtler Ensemble. The duo will perform a variety of songs on October 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Performance Hall in the Covington Center. In addition to original music composed by Queens University colleague, Dr. Zach Zubow, Teixeria says that audiences “can expect a fair representation from the Latin and Spanish cultures, and an evening of peaceful and serene music.”

According to Teixeria, his favorite part of performing at different educational institutions is meeting students and seeing what they’re up to musically. “It’s good for students to hear the voice of a teacher, but from another angle,” he said.

Teixeria and Bechtler have been married for nearly twenty years and have been performing together for just as long. He says that as a duet they probably face more challenges than the average duo would because their private lives are inextricably linked to their music. He also says that musical duets featuring guitar and cello are uncommon, so they have to adapt works to fit their unique instrumentation.

Admission to Robert Teixeria and Tanja Bechtler’s performance is free and open to the public.

Oct 3, 2019
Montasia Braxton