Russian pianist to perform in Waynesville

Russian pianist Margarita Shevchenko will display her chops at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Performing Arts Center on Pigeon Street in Waynesville.

The evening’s program will include: Two Scarlatti Sonatas, Handel’s “Chaconne in G-major;” Tchaikovsky’s  “Dumka op. 59;” “Sonata #2, op.19,” and “Valse op.38 in A flat major” by Scriabin; and the Chopin Barcarolle op. 60 and Sonata #3, in b minor, op. 58.

Shevchenko has toured extensively, winning top prizes at major international competitions including the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel.

Shevchenko started to play the piano at the age of five and made her debut with a symphony orchestra at 12. She received her musical training at Moscow Central Music School, Moscow State Conservatory and at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio.

Concert tickets are $20 per person with a limited number of free student tickets available. A “Meet the Artist” reception will follow the concert.

The concert is sponsored by the Haywood County Arts Council, WCQS Radio (88.1FM), New Meridian Technologies, John Highsmith and Sandra Hayes and The Windover Inn. or

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