Music without Borders Presents Encore Recital

January 4, 2016

Mark Demidovich, an alumnus of several seasons of the summertime Music without Borders International Piano Festival at Gould Academy, will appear on campus for an Encore Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Trustees Auditorium of McLaughlin Science Center. The program is free and open to the general public and will include works by Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov.

A native of Kostroma, Russia, Demidovich graduated from the Saratov State Conservatory in 2011, then came to study for his artist diploma with Tamara Poddubnaya, artistic director of the summertime piano festival and professor of piano at the Long Island Conservatory.

Prize winner at several competitions, including the Maria Yudina International Competition, St. Petersburg, where he met Prof. Poddubnaya, and the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Competition in Dobrich-Albena, Bulgaria, he won the Grand Prix at the Stockholm International Competition in 2010. Upon winning the Grand Prix of the LISMA Foundation International Competition in 2011, he received a full scholarship to the Long Island Conservatory, where he now teaches in the Piano Department.

He has performed solo recitals and appeared as guest soloist with orchestras in Russia and the United States. He lives in the Greater New York area, where, in addition to his conservatory

duties, he keeps a busy private studio.

Soon to hold its 10th summer season at Gould, the four-week Music without Borders piano festival brings together some of the most promising young artists from Europe and the United States for intensive study with Prof. Poddubnaya, taking advantage of the school’s exceptional practice and performance facilities and the warm welcome of Bethel-area residents and visitors during the several free public recitals held each week.

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