WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro Friends of Music continue the opportunity for Lakes Region listeners to welcome back and hear outstanding graduates of the Heifetz International Music Institute which resided in Wolfeboro on the campus of Brewster Academy for ten years from 2002 to 2011. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center and is sponsored by Points North Financial Consulting Services.
Established in 1996 the Heifetz Institute has taken its place in the top tier of world-class summer music programs in the United States.
Originally established in Maryland, the Institute moved in 2002 to the Brewster Academy where it flourished and quickly rose to a new plateau. The organization moved its complete program to Staunton, Virginia for the 2012 season and is now officially known as Heifetz International Music Institute at Mary Baldwin College.
On April 5 the following Heifetz Institute graduates will be performing:
Russian born violinist Katharina Kang is currently a student of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec in the Manhattan School of Music, New York. She has performed as a soloist with leading symphonies throughout Europe and has placed first at numerous national and international competitions.
Philadelphia native Michael Casimir began his viola studies at Oberlin Conservatory and is currently a second year undergraduate at Juilliard. He has been a featured soloist nationally, including 2012 and 2013 Heifetz Institute performances, and internationally in South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Spain and Greece.
Born in Togliatti, Russia, cellist Dmitry Volkov graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Also a prizewinner in many international and national competitions, including the Heifetz Institute of Music Concerto Competition (2009), he is currently an Artist-in-residence at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.
Joining these Heifetz graduates will be Russian born pianist Dina Vainshtein who is affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts.
This is the seventh of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org.