Renowned Concert Pianist to Perform at Oglethorpe This Weekend

Award-winning pianist Dmitri Levkovich will play the Conant Performing Arts Center Friday night.

Looking for a relaxing Friday evening filled with beautiful music?

This weekend, Oglethorpe University welcomes world-class pianist Dmitri Levkovich, the 2010 Bronze Medal winner at the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Levkovich will perform a concert at OU’s Conant Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m., in place of originally scheduled pianist Serhiy Salov.

A native of Ukraine and now a Canadian resident, pianist and composer Levkovich has formed an international repution for his quality renditions of the works of Polish composer Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin.  While on the OU stage, Levkovich will perform Chopin’s Barcarole Op. 60 in F sharp major and Scherzo Op. 21 in B minor. His repertoire also includes Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:48 and Rachmaninov’s Sonata No.2, Op.36, along with selections by Scarlatti and Carl Vine.

Levkovich gained international acclaim after winning and collecting more than $100,000 in four International Piano Competitions, all in a six week period. Mr.Levkovich began participating in international piano competitions in 2005. Since then, he became the top prize winner in 13, including China, Gina Bachauer International Artists, Cleveland, Vendome Prize, Jose Iturbi, Hilton Head and New Orleans International Piano Competitions.

Levkovich has been featured as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. His compositions have been performed by orchestras around the world.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door beginning at 7 p.m..

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