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Saugerties Pro Musica opens their 18th season Sunday, September 21

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Saugerties Pro Musica opens their 18th season Sunday, September 21, with a classical concert by pianist, Inesa Sinkevych. This multiple award-winning laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will play selections by the composers Schubert, Liszt and Prokofiev.

Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych won first prize in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as awards in the Minnesota International Yamaha Piano-e-Competition, the Vianna da Motta and the Porto international competitions in Portugal, the Casagrande International Competition in Italy, the Panama International Competition and the Cidade del Ferrol and the Spanish Composers competitions in Spain.

Praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany) and her “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain), Inesa Sinkevych has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, the Minnesota Symphony, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic of Spain, the Porto Symphony of Portugal and the Tenerife Symphony of the Canary Islands.

She has performed as recitalist, chamber player and orchestral soloist at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Purcell Room in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Hong Kong City Hall and the Great Hall of the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. She has also performed at international summer festivals in France and Spain.

Recent performances include appearances at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Bar Harbor Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and a tour of China that included performances in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang and Guangzhou.

Inesa Sinkevych’s September 21 concert will include Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 Op. 82 and Schubert’s Six Moments Musicals, D. 780 plus two other pieces.

Future concerts in the series include the October 19th Swingtime Duo of Terry Blaine & Mark Shane, the November 9th Bard Conservatory of Music Students, pianist Thomas Pandolfi on March 29th, saxophonist Ashu on April 19th and the Hyperion Quartet on May 17th. Of course, the perennial favorites - Strawberry Hill Fiddlers - will return January 25th, but our annaul free concert by a West Point Ensemble has been cancelled, to be replaced this year with classical pianist Yalin Chi on February 22nd.

Saugerties Pro Musica concerts are quality musical performances by world-class musicians in a comfortable, intimate setting, and at very affordable prices. Concert times are 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons at the United Methodist Church, on the corners of Washington Avenue and Post Street in Saugerties. Adults $12 and Seniors $10. Students are always free. Season tickets are a bargain at $50 (for 8 concerts!) Call 845-246-5021 or 845-679-5733 for more information, or visit their website for the most up to date programming schedule:

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