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Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival Presents Night of Piano Concerti

August 15, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or

The Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival, Victoria Mushkatkol, Founder and Artistic Director, will present a very special Night of Piano Concerti, the second of its 2009 young virtuoso concerts on Wednesday, August 19 – 6:00 PM at its 64 Laurel Trail performance salon in Sag Harbor, New York. This is presented as part of its annual Summer music education programs for young pianists from around the world, ranging in age from 13 to 21.

The format will use two pianos, with the soloist performing on a Steinway "D" concert grand and the accompanist on a Steinway "M" grand. Works to be presented include concertos by Shostakovich, Gershwin and Beethoven.

Performers for this concert and the Festival’s other Summer 2009 concerts will include Hyung Do Kim (13 years old, from South Korea), Stanley Chernavsky (13 years old, from the U.S.), Matthew Maimone (14 years old, from the U.S.), John Bowler (16 years old, from the U.S.), Clare Yeo (17 years old, from Singapore), Qi Zhang (17 years old, from China), David Aladashvili (19 years old, from Georgia), Yoonjung Han (23 years old, from South Korea), Yang Liu (from China) and Xin Tong (from China).

These concerts, given at an estate in Sag Harbor, are the public presentation of the Festival’s aspiring and highly talented, international piano students and the intense music studies they undertake in the Festival’s friendly, nurturing, family environment. For more information about the concerts, visit

Tickets for the August 19 concert are $15 per person. Children and students free. For tickets and more about the Nielsen Piano Festival, please call (631) 899-4074 or visit

The final 2009 Nielsen Festival young virtuoso concert is scheduled for August 22.

Nielsen Festival Founder and Artistic Director Victoria Mushkatkol is a versatile international performer, appearing in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Equally at home performing for the Royal Family of Thailand in Bangkok or in China, her travels have taken her to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Brunei as well as to Spain, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia and Netherlands. Much more about her at

The Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival is supported by Steinway & Sons, which provides grand pianos to the festival facilities.

For press inquiries or more about the Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or





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