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Russian Pianist Tamara Poddubnaya to Perform February 1

Story posted January 23, 2004

Russian pianist Tamara Poddubnaya will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and other classical music masters at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, February 1, at Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, on the Bowdoin College campus.

The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Poddubnaya will perform Mozart's Fantasy in D Minor, Fantasy in C Minor, and Sonata in C Minor; Beethoven's Sonata in E Major; Schubert's Impromptu in B-flat Major; Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words" selections; Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons" selections; Scriabin's "Preludes and Etudes" selections and "Two Poems"; and Rachmaninov's Elegy in C-sharp Minor and Prelude in C-sharp Minor.

In addition to being a performer, Tamara Poddubnaya is a highly respected and acclaimed piano teacher. She has served on the faculties of the North Netherlands Conservatory in Groningen, Holland, the International Academy of Music in Maryville, Tenn., and the Russian State Pedagogical University and the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her students have gone on to win countless international competitions held in Russia, Denmark, Germany, England, Israel, Bulgaria, Italy, and the United States.

As a young performer, she was the first place winner of such competitions as the Georgia Competition for Young Pianists, the Northwest Competition for Chamber Ensembles, and the St. Petersburg Competition "Youth, Hopes, Future."

She has given recitals and is a frequent instructor at master classes throughout Europe and the U.S. She is also an in-demand judge at piano competitions around the world.

Poddubnaya's Bowdoin concert is sponsored by the College's departments of Russian and music.

For more information call 725-3747.

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