The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Yevgeny Kutik and Dina Vainshtein

HPAS_2-14-16_WestonSaul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Dina Vainshtein will be performing works by Stravinsky, Wieniawski, and Franck at the next Hammond Performing Arts Series concert in Weston on Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m. at the Weston Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA. Admission is free.

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik has captivated audiences worldwide with an old-world sound that communicates a modern intellect. Praised for his technical precision and virtuosity, he is also lauded for his poetic and imaginative interpretations of both standard works and rarely-heard repertoire. The New York Times has commented on his “old-fashioned rhapsodic style…magnified by [his] rich, sweet tone.” Mr. Kutik’s second album, “Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures,” was released by Marquis Classics in early 2014 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard classical chart. In 2013, Mr. Kutik was featured soloist on Gerard Schwarz’s “All-Star Orchestra”, a made-for-television classical music concert series broadcast nationally on PBS. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from New England Conservatory and currently resides in Boston.

Russian-born pianist Dina Vainshtein has degrees from the Gnesins’ Institute of Music in Moscow, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Ms. Vainshtein received a Special Prize for Best Collaboration at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston, and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Other performances include the Ravinia Festival, Caramoor Festival, Music Academy of the West, Meadowmount, and Heifitz International Music Institute. She has given live performances on WGBH (Boston), and for NPR’s “Performance Today” series. Her recording for the Naxos label with violinist Frank Huang received critical acclaim. At present, Ms. Vainshtein is a collaborative pianist for the Walnut Hill School and the New England Conservatory.

The Hammond Performing Arts Series began in Chestnut Hill twenty-two years ago as a means to provide talented musicians with performance opportunities and to enrich the cultural life of the communities that Hammond’s network of offices serve. The series proved so successful in Chestnut Hill that it has been expanded to Boston, Concord, Hingham, Lexington, Sharon, and Weston.

Reservations for the February 14 concert are currently being accepted. If you are interested in attending, please call 617-731-4644 x295 to reserve your complimentary seats.

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