2018-02-08 / About Town

St. Matthew’s to host Carnegie Hall pianist

An Azerbaijani pianist will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Mussorgsky at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Liana Panijyeva, who graduated in 2007 from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine, was born along the Caspian Sea just north of Iran. She’s won multiple awards, including first prize at the Voice of Music piano competition in Israel.

After coming to the United States, she earned a certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011 and then received her artist diploma at the Hartt School in Hartford, Conn. She’s played worldwide including three shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City during the 2012- 13 season.

During the concert in town, she will begin with Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” She also will perform “La Valse” by Ravel and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The concert is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Jamestown Community Piano Association. A reception will follow the recital.

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