March 17, 2009

Hamline International Piano Institute and the Schubert Club Host Oxana Yablonskaya

Oxana Yablonskaya was one of the Soviet Union's stars, a winner of three international piano competitions in the 1960's. As with many Soviet artists of the time, restrictions prohibited her from playing outside of the Eastern Bloc. Eventually, she made it to the West, where she established an exceptional international career, playing with most of the world’s major orchestras and in many of the world’s premier concert halls.

Yablonskaya will bring a lifetime of performing, teaching and the grand Russian piano tradition to Hamline University. Some of the finest pianists in the Twin Cities, many of them advanced students from Hamline University, will participate in a masterclass with Ms. Yablonskaya. Come and hear the evolution, in real time, of talented students in their quest to realize the best of their abilities, guided by a legendary artist.

This event will be held Saturday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Sundin Music Hall and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 651-523-2332.