The William Baum Endowment Fund Series presents pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky. Hailed by the press as a "breathtaking" and "stunning" pianist, Dmitri Novogordksy won the First Prize at the Kazakhstan National Piano Competition at the age of 16. After graduating from the Moscow Tchaikvosky Conservaotry, he immigrated to Israel. In 1992 he was offered a full scholarship for advanced studies at Yale University where he received the Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. In 1999, he was granted the "Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts" permanent U.S. residence, "as one of a small percentge of those who have risen to the top of their field of endeavor."
He has performed throughout Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Israel, France, Austria, Canada, Turkey, and Taiwan. In the U.S. he has appeared at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Novogordsky is presently assistant professor of piano at SUNY Fredonia.
This concert is sponsred by the William Baum Endowment Fund Series of the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University.
Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.
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