Published DateLACONIA — As a Father's Day treat thirteen year old piano prodigy Valentine Schelkin of Manchester, will be performing on Sunday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. with his mother and renowned piano teacher Alla Nikitskaya at Tavern 27 on Parade Road.
Concert Pianist Alla Nikitskaya relocated to the US from Russia in 1999. Alla started playing piano at the age of five with her first piano teacher, her mother Lada Nikitskaya. She is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Music College and Moscow GnesinInstitute, and represents Heinrich Neuhaus piano school. Alla made a name for herself in Russian and performed solo and duet concerts. Soon after arriving to the US, Alla started playing piano recitals in New England.
She also teaches piano and some of her students are composing under her instruction. She arranges student recitals regularly and they play different repertoire and their original compositions.
Since age two Valentine showed signs of musical abilities and started playing piano at the ripe young age of five. Valentine participates regularly in piano recitals as a soloist and duet piano player and has lots of piano pieces in progress. He is currently in the 7th grade.
Valentine took first place in Crescendo International Music Competition (Little Mozarts Competition) held in Carnegie Hall, New York, on April 7
For more information or to make a reservation call 528-3057 or visit tavern27.com.