Nikola Nino Ruževic

Nikola Nino Ruževic

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Renowned cellist Nikola Nino Ruževic will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Ruževic, who is associate professor of cello and chamber music and the coordinator of chamber music studies at the University of North Texas, will perform with his wife, pianist Lara Ruževic.

The program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” and Croatian cello compositions. The concert will also feature a cello ensemble composition involving students of Dr. Evgeni Raychev, instructor of cello in the SFA School of Music.

A native of Croatia, Ruževic has performed in many countries around the world where he has received critical acclaim for his artistry. An active soloist and chamber musician, Ruževic has performed in world-renowned halls, such as The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Ruževic has held teaching positions at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Lara Ruzevic is an international concert pianist and pedagogue. Her career has taken her to Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and the U.S. Active as a chamber musician and a collaborative artist, she has been on faculty of numerous music festivals and frequently performs with UNT music faculty and students.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit