World Champion Pianist Ilya Yakushev to Perform on Campus

Ilya Yakushev to Perform Annual Carhart-Lester Guest Pianist Concert

Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Hood College
Brodbeck Music Hall
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

Hood College’s annual Carhart-Lester Guest Pianist Concert will feature pianist Ilya Yakushev, who will perform works by Beethoven and Mussorgsky. Yakushev attended the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in his native St. Petersburg, Russia, and later the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he studied with legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Among the many awards he has won are the 1997 and 1998 First Prizes at the Donostia Hiria International Piano Competition in Spain; the 2005 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, OH; and a Gawon International Music Society Award in Seoul, Korea. He has performed at some of the world’s most illustrious venues, including Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has appeared as piano soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Edmonton Symphony, the Cheyenne Symphony, and many others.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Noel Verzosa
Chair of the Department of Music

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.

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