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Pianist Alexey Trushechkin Performs Music Of Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Haydn And More

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Valenci Adair
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Russian pianist Alexey Trushechkin is the second artist to perform as part of the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series 2020 season. Alexey was born in Moscow to a family of musicians and began playing the pianist at the age of seven. After receiving several degrees in Moscow, he moved to the United States to study with Professor Henry Kramer at Columbus State University in Georgia.

Alexey has been a prize-winner in numerous international piano competitions, including third prize at the Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition, second prize at the Los Angeles International Piano Competition, and first prize at the Scriabin International Piano Competition. Additionally, he has given recitals in prestigious venues such as Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and the Great Hall at Moscow State Conservatory.

Alexey says that he has an affinity for the music of Scriabin, which can be difficult to understand, but for him, it is very expressive. In contrast, he also enjoys the joyful and lighthearted quality of Haydn's piano sonatas, which are often overlooked by pianists.

Trushechkin will perform music by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Scriabin, Chopin, and Grieg Sunday afternoon, February 9th at 2:30pm in Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center on the UTK campus. Tickets and information at http://youngpianistseries.com

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Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.
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