Chamber series special benefit concert features Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Famed pianist will reunite with the BMC teacher who instructed him as a child

BRATTLEBORO — It will be a reunion of sorts for famed pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn when he takes the stage at the Brattleboro Music Center.

The concert is presented in honor of Mrs. Chonghyo Shin, who taught Solzhenitsyn piano as a youngster at the BMC Music School.

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9, at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. This also will be a special benefit concert in support of the Music School, and is part of the BMC's 2017-18 Chamber Series.

Those interested should purchase tickets soon for this in-demand event. Contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or visit

Recognized as one of today's most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Solzhenitsyn's lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world.

Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, he is much in demand as a guest conductor, having recently led the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Phoenix, Seattle, and Toronto, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Czech National Symphony, as well as many of the major orchestras in Russia including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, and the Moscow Symphony.

In recent seasons, his extensive touring schedule in the United States and Europe has included concerto performances with numerous major orchestras, such as those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, London, Paris, Israel, and Sydney.

In addition to his recital appearances in the United States at New York's 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, St. Paul's Ordway Theatre, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, Salt Lake City's Abravanel Hall, San Francisco's Herbst Theatre, and many others from coast to coast, Solzhenitsyn has also given numerous recitals in Europe and the Far East in such major musical centers as London, Milan, Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.

A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Solzhenitsyn serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has been featured on many radio and television specials, including CBS Sunday Morning and ABC's Nightline.


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