Huntingdon News

March 30, 2009
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Serebryany Offers Piano Concert at Huntingdon

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 Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Serebryany will perform a program of variations from Handel, Brahms, Webern, and Beethoven. The event kicks off the College’s Reunion Weekend, April 3–4.

Acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music-making, Vadim Serebryany joined the Huntingdon College faculty last summer. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Dr. 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 2008 completed his eighth consecutive recital tour of Japan.

Dr. 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 Mr. 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. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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