College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Romantic-Era Chamber Music to Open Charleston Music Fest

Charleston Music Fest (CMF) at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will open its 2014-15 season with a virtuosic, all-Romantic program featuring violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky of France, cellist Natalia Khoma, and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky.

Brussilovsky has performed in the most prestigious concert halls (Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Bolchoi Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, South Bank Centre in London), and has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the International Prague Competition, and the Grand Prix and Albert Roussel Special Prize at the Jacques Thibaud Competition.

Renowned international musicians Khoma and Vynnytsky are faculty members at the College of Charleston, and each holds an impressive list of accomplishments.

For this performance, the trio has prepared music by French composers César Franck and Ernest Chausson. Khoma, the artistic director of the CMF series, states, “The program includes two of the finest, capricious, and tragic pieces of the Romantic music canon. I felt that Alexandre is one of the very few violinists in the world who can bring this music to life.”

Watch a video of Brussilovksy and Vynnytsky performing Shostakovich op. 67.

DETAILS: The concert will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall of the Simons Center of the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. General admission is $25 and $10 for all students. Tickets or season subscriptions are available at the door, by calling (843) 953-6575, and online

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