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Sergei Kvitko Guest Piano Recital Feb. 13

January 29, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - - Russian pianist Sergei Kvitko will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Western Illinois University's College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Kvitko will perform "Prelude in C Major with a Few Added Notes," by Johann Sebastian Bach and Kvitko, "Escenas Románticas," by Enrique Granados, "Sonata No. 3 ‘Ballade'," by Eugéne Ysaÿe and Kvitko, "Trepak from ‘Songs and Dances of Death'," by Modest Mussorgsky and Kvito and "Picutres at an Exhibition," by Mussorgsky.

The Russian born musician is known for both his performances and arrangements. He has produced and engineered CDs for labels Naxos, Goldenrod, Crystal Records, Toccata Classics (UK) and his own independent label Blue Griffin. He was a panelist for the Classical Recording Workshop of the TapeOpCon 2007. Kvitko earned awards for his music for the production of Steven Dietz's play "Dracula." He has performed at the Shostakovich Festival at the University of Western Ontario and with Patricia Green and participants of The World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, Quebec. He earned his doctoral degree from Michigan State University after receiving higher musical education in Russia.

In spring 2013, Kvitko embarks on "Road to Carnegie," a 15-city concert tour culminating with a solo debut at Carnegie Hall on May 23, 2013.

The concert is open free to the public.

Kvitko's performance is Co-sponsored by the School of Music, the Visiting Lecture Committee and the Council on Student Activities Fund.

For more information, contact COFAC Recital Hall at (309) 298-1843.

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