College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Charleston Music Fest Concert “From Chaconne to Meditango”

The College of Charleston School of the Arts will present its third Charleston Music Fest (CMF) concert of the 2012–13 season. “From Chaconne to Meditango” is the exciting program to be performed by guest violinist Nazar Pylatyuk, cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky.

This engaging, chamber music performance will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Admission is $25. Charleston Music Fest is in its seventh season and is presented by College of Charleston music faculty members Lee-Chin Siow and Natalia Khoma.

General admission is $25 and student tickets are $5. Tickets available in advance ONLINE and will be sold at the door (cash and checks) one hour before curtain, based on availability. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, visit


Founded in 2006 by violinist Lee-Chin Siow and cellist Natalia Khoma and presented by the College of Charleston, the Charleston Music Fest has seen collaborations with world-class artists performing to capacity crowds in venues across the Lowcountry, and established a reputation for excellence. The Fest has won a loyal following in Charleston and beyond, providing educational opportunities to music students through masterclasses with celebrated musicians and pedagogues, and delighting numerous fans in its series of fine chamber music concerts.


Nazar Pylatyuk is a Gold medalist of the Academy of the Arts of Ukraine; a Laureate of International Competitions, including Karl Flesh International Competition, Lysenko International Competition and (First Prize) Yankelevych International Competition in Russia. Swedish newspaper “Eskelstuna Kompiun” describes Mr. Pylatyuk’s playing,  “His talent – boundless, his playing astounds…”

Natalia Khoma, cellist, “…plays with masterful authority…magical and deeply touching…” (NewYork Concert Review), thrilling audiences around the world and capturing top honors at the All-Ukrainian competition (1981), the Budapest Pablo Casals Competition (1985), the Tchaikovsky International Competition (1990), and the Belgrade International Cello Competition (1990). Khoma is a Professor of Cello at College of Charleston.

Khoma is the only Ukrainian cellist to win at the Tchaikovsky International Competition!

Volodymyr Vynnytsky, pianist, is a brilliant chamber music performer who has graced many of the great music halls of the world including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Great Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Theatre Champs d’Elysees, and St. John’s Smith Square in London. Vynnytsky is Music Director of the Music and Art Center in New York.

A laureate of the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris (1983)


“Chaconne” for violin solo by J.S. BACH

Sonata for violin and piano “Spring” sonata Op. 24, No. 5 in F Major by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

“Melody” for violin, cello and piano AND “Karpathian Rhapsody” by MYROSLAV SKORYK

“Medi Tango” for violin, cello and piano by ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

“El Choclo” for violin and piano AND “La Compersitta” for violin and piano  by G. RODRIGUEZ