Music Without Borders Piano Festival Returns to Gould July 3 – 20
Internationally acclaimed pianists will perform at Gould Academy from July 3 to July 20 during Music Without Borders, an international piano festival directed by acclaimed Georgian-Russian pianist and professor, Dr. Tamara Poddubnaya.
The festival is in its sixth year.
- Public performances will take place throughout the festival at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening in the intimate Trustees Auditorium in the McLaughlin Science Center on the Gould campus.
- Recitals typically include works by Brahms, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Mozart and Liszt among other composing greats.
- The first recital will take place on Tuesday, July 3. Recitals are free and are general admission. Seating is limited.
- For up to the minute scheduling or location changes, follow Gould on Twitter or watch the twitter feed on the Gould homepage.
Dr. Tamara Poddubnaya
A distinguished graduate of St. Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Dr. Poddubnaya established herself as one of Russia’s foremost keyboard artists and piano teachers. Renowned for her masterful command of a vast repertoire, she has performed to great acclaim in Europe and the United States. She frequently serves on juries at international piano competitions teaching and performing in Russia, the Netherlands, and in the United States, where she is Professor of Piano at the Long Island Conservatory and visiting professor at the Portland Conservatory of Music. Visit www.tamarapoddubnaya.com for more information.
Several alumni of past festivals will return this season, including: Dimitar “Mitko” Dimitrov, 24, of Bulgaria, now launching his concert career after completing graduate study in Amsterdam; Veselin “Vesko” Ninov, 21, of Bulgaria, Professor Poddubnaya’s student at the Long Island Conservatory and prize-winner in competitions in Europe, Canada, and the U.S.; and Marlene McCarthy, from Hallowell, Maine, now studying at the Mannes School of Music.
Also returning is Farshad Tahvildar-Zadeh, a New Jersey resident who just completed his first year at Oberlin Conservatory, and Kevin Chen, 13, a junior-high student from Andover, Massachusetts.
Attending their second Music Without Borders are Ilya “Ilyusha” Ishchenko, 17, of Buzuluk, Orenburg Proince, Russia, and Christian Sanders and Elvire Boelee, from the Netherlands. All three students are prize-winners in European competitions and have studied with Dr. Poddubnaya at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, the Netherlands.