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Russian Masterpieces

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: Mark Prihodko, cello & Anna Keiserman, piano  

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Where: New Russia Cultural Center
            1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
Admission: $15 per person, $10 (Friends Circle)
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1. Ornstein Cello sonata N 2 SO 613
2. Prokofiev Cello Sonata op.119
1. Shostakovich Cello sonata op.40
2. Rachmaninoff "In the Silence of the Night"
3. Shchedrin Quadrille 

Mark PrihodkoCellist Mark Prihodko, originally from Belarus, started his performing career at age 9 at the Musica Mundi Festival In Belgium and the Chat el Ro Concert Series in France, while attending Republican Misic College of Belarus, under the mentorship of Professor Vladimir Perlin.
In 2012, Mark was o ered a scholarship from the Shattuck St. Mary’s School (Faribault, MN) to pursue his passion for music by studying with Tanya Remenikova, Professor of Cello at the University of Minnesota.

Mark has won numerous competitions such as the Schubert Club, Minnesota Sinfonia, Mary West, First Manhattan International Music Competition, Rochester Music Guild, and YPSCA Competitions. He has performed at venues such as the Minnesota Orchestra Hall and the Carnegie Weill Hall, among others. He has worked with a number of orchestras, such as the Moscow and Minsk Philharmonics, Minnesota Sinfonia, and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Mark also won “The Best Performer Of The Year” award during the Salon Se Leve recital series in Minneapolis.  Mark Prihodko is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School in studio of Richard Aaron.  Mark Prihodko plays an Antonio Sgarbi cello, made in 1894, generously loaned to him by the Carlsen Cello Foundation. 

Anna Keiserman

Pianist Anna Keiserman, born in Ekaterinburg, Russia began her piano studies at the age of 5 at the Volgograd Music School. By the time she completed her studies she had received many national awards, playing her first recital at the age of 14 and making her debut with the Volgograd State Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15.  While she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance Anna won prizes at several international competitions.

Anna has toured as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout Russia, Italy and Germany. Since relocating to the United States Anna has participated in numerous festivals including IKIF (New York City 2008, 2009, 2010), Round Top (Texas 2012) and New Paltz Piano Summer (2014).

Anna holds Master of Music Degree from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate Program at the Mason Gross School of Music in the studio of Dr. Vladimir Valjarevich. On May 8th 2017 she made her Carnegie debut, and was praised by New York concert reviews as an "impressive pianist who played brilliantly".




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