Ukrainian pianist to speak, perform at UJ

Sep 12, 2022

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UJ's Convocations Committee will welcome Dr. Tony Weinstein to perform and speak in the Reiland Fine Arts Center

Dr. Tony Weinstein, a native Ukrainian pianist, will be performing at the University of Jamestown at 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 24th at the Reiland Fine Arts Center, DeNault Auditorium. The event is titled “Slava Ukraine,” which translates to “Glory to Ukraine.” This will be a combination informative lecture and piano concert; following his talk, Dr. Weinstein will be playing a suite by the Dean of Ukrainian music Mykola Lysenko. A reception will follow in the Reiland lobby.

Dr. Weinstein is visiting assistant professor of class piano at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, and holds a Doctor of Music (with distinction) degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He served as full-time adjunct, part-time assistant professor at DePauw University School of Music, where he taught advanced keyboard skills, piano literature, and piano pedagogy, and secondary piano, in addition to serving on the accompanying staff. He is co-director for artistic affairs at the Jacobs School of Music Summer Piano Academy, where he has been on the faculty for more than 10 years.

In addition to his activities as a solo recitalist, Weinstein is an avid collaborative pianist and chamber music partner. He is in demand as accompanist and vocal coach, with special emphasis on Russian lyric diction, and he often performs with his sister, mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein, as well as with baritone Andre Campelo, and, in a piano-cello duo with Israeli cellist Yotam Baruch. For several years, he has been involved in a project of performances, translations, and IPA transcriptions of the songs of Nikolai Medtner.

A fourth-generation music educator, Weinstein was born in Crimea and his family comes from the historically significant Jewish community of Uman in central Ukraine. He will talk about current events in Ukraine, which has been fighting off an invasion by neighboring Russia since February. According to the New York Times, the conflict has caused the deaths of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and forced millions to flee the fighting. The fighting has also disrupted agricultural production on a wide scale, leading to a global food crisis.

This is a benefit concert for the Red Cross Ukraine. Tickets are free, however donations are most appreciated; suggested donation is $10.00 per ticket. A free-will offering will also be collected following the performance.



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