Huntingdon News

November 11, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Postpones Serebryany Piano Concert

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College assistant professor of music Vadim Serebryany will offer a piano concert as part of the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series, Sunday, November 29, 3:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert, originally planned for November 15 but postponed because of illness, is free and open to the public. Serebryany will perform the program, “Lateness in Music,” a study of works written near the end of a composer’s life, including pieces by Bach, Debussy, Chopin, and Brahms.

Acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music-making, Vadim Serebryany joined the Huntingdon College faculty last year. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Serebryany completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Oxana Yablonskaya and Jacob Lateiner and his doctoral education at Yale University under Russian pianist Boris Berman. Since graduating, Serebryany has been highly sought after as both a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and throughout North America, and in 2009 completed his ninth consecutive recital tour of Japan.

Serebryany has performed as a solo artist and in collaboration with such prominent artists as choreographer Mark Morris; baritone Gary Reylea; cellists Suren Bagratuni and Eugene Osadchy; violinists Mayumi Seiler, Almita Vamos, and Yosuke Kawasaki; and members of the American String Quartet, the Enso Quartet, and the Glenn Gould String Quartet. In 2007, he and Kawasaki made their recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

The Cheek Piano Concert Series has brought some of the world’s greatest young pianists to Montgomery for free public performances in Ligon Chapel, thanks to the generosity of Ben F. Cheek III and his family in memory of his first wife, Huntingdon alumna Elizabeth Belcher Cheek.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.


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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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