Acclaimed Russian pianist to perform

Internationally recognized Moscow pianist Ramiz Akhundov will perform a program of classical music at Bates at 3 p.m. Feb. 4  in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Akhundov’s program will include Chopin’s Ballades Nos. 3 and 4, Scriabin’s Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23, and Rachmaninov’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36. A pianist with the USSR Cultural Fund in Moscow from 1988-94, Akhundov served first as professor of piano and then as assistant dean of the piano department at Gadjibekov Azerbaijan State Conservatory in Baku from 1977-88. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble member on television and toured throughout Europe and the United States.

The Russian musician trained at the Chaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory and the Gadjibekov Azerbaijan State Conservatory. For additional information about the concert, please call Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.

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