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Israeli Pianist to Perform in Free Concert

Sunday, September 19, 2021 13 Tishrei 5782

3:00 PM - 4:30 PMEmmett Hook Center, First United Methodist Church

Yevgeny Yontov, internationally known pianist and winner of the 2013 Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, will perform Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Emmett Hook Center, First United Methodist Church. His performance is under the auspices of the Texas Street Art Series and is free and open to the public.

Yontov has established himself as one of the most promising Israeli pianists of his generation. In addition to winning the Wideman Competition, he was a gold medalist the Berliner International Piano Competition. He has also won prizes at the Boesendorfer and Olga Kern International Competition, and has performed on stages across Israel, the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and many European countries.

His program will include Haydn’s Variations in F minor; Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 10; Mozarts Fantasia in F minor arranged by M. Clementi, and Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major.

Yontov began his musical studies at age six and received his bachelor of music degree summa cum laude at Tel-Aviv University. He moved to the U.S. to study with Professor Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music where he received his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees. In 2018, Yontov joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University where he is Assistant Professor of Piano.

For more information, please contact Jerry Martin at quincymd@aol.com.

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