Up-and-Coming Classical Musicians and Open Lesson at Darien Library’s Studio Showcase Series This Sunday

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This Sunday, Dec. 9, fans of classical music are invited to hear Alicia Qin and Edward Yudolevich performing works by Debussy and Liszt, followed by an open lesson in classical music performance by pianist Zachary Saffa.

an announcement from Darien Library

Qin will perform Pour le Piano, 1. Prelude (L. 95) by Claude Debussy, composed 1901 and Yudolevich will perform Grandes études de Paganini no. 3, “La Campanella” (S.141) by Franz Liszt, composed 1851.

The event runs from 5 to 6 p.m.

Every second Sunday of the month, Darien Library and Saffa team up to bring you a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Up-and-coming musicians will perform uninterrupted, followed by Saffa’s open lesson for all to enjoy.

During the Studio Showcase, you will see first-hand how music teaching can have a transformative effect on a student’s musicianship, perspective, and character.

  • Are you a young performer interested in participating in the Studio Showcase Series? Contact Facilitator Zachary Saffa to get started. Refreshments will be served.

About the Instructor

Facilitator Zachary Saffa is a New York City-based musician and teaching artist. A graduate of Darien High School, Zach received his Masters in piano performance from UNC School of the Arts where he studied with the great pianist Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg.

In 2015, Zach was awarded the Lincoln Center Education Kenan Fellowship, and has served as a teaching artist and performer at Lincoln Center and various other NYC arts institutions since then. Zach has a passion for using musical instruction to make a difference in students’ lives.

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