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William Baum Endowment Fund Series: Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano Dmitri Novogorodsky

William Baum Endowment Fund Series: Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano

When
Sunday, April 13, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Where
Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

Category
Music & Dance

Description
Hailed by the press as a "breathtaking" and "stunning" pianist, Dmitri Novgordosky won the First Prize at the Kazakhstan National Piano Competition at the age of 16. He later won the Gold Medal of the National Festival of the Arts.

After graduating from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he immigrated to Israel. He later received a full scholarship for advanced studies at Yale University where he received the Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

In 1999, Novgorodsky was granted the "Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts" permanent U.S. residence, "as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top of their field of endeavor."

He has appeared in Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Israel, France, Austria, Canada, Turkey, and Taiwan, and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in the United States.

Novgorodsky is currently an assistant professor of piano at SUNY Fredonia's School of Music.

This concert is sponsored by the William Baum Endowment Fund Series of the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University. Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.