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Music for Youth to finish season with pianist

Published 5:18 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Westport-based Music for Youth will conclude its 2012-13 Free Young Persons' Concert Series on Saturday, April 20, with a performance by pianist Alex Moutouzkine at Fairfield's Pequot Library. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Westport-based Music for Youth will conclude its 2012-13 Free Young Persons' Concert Series on Saturday, April 20, with a performance by pianist Alex Moutouzkine at Fairfield's Pequot Library. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Westport-based Music for Youth will conclude its 2012-13 Free Young Persons' Concert Series on Saturday, April 20, with a performance by pianist Alex Moutouzkine.

It will take place at 2 p.m. at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.

Moutouzkine, considered a master of the piano, has won several competitions, including the Astral Artists' 2009 National Auditions, according to a news release. He recently debuted with the Greenwich Symphony in Greenwich and Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin, Germany, and at New York City's Lincoln Center.

He has also made appearances in Philadelphia, Pa.; Colombia; Puerto Rico; Beijing, China; and Japan.

Moutouzkine holds music degrees from conservatories in Russia and Germany, and a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he is currently a teaching associate.

The 50-minute recital is free for all families with children and geared towards ages 5-18.

No tickets or advanced sign-up are required; adults without children should make a goodwill donation.

To sign up for master classes for advanced piano students after the concert, call 203-938-3843 or email cfcummiskey@gmail.com.

For more information, visit musicforyouth.net.