Ukraine Benefit Recital

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Date(s) - 06/15/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kilbourn Hall


Eastman’s Associate Professor of Piano Alex Kobrin, a Van Cliburn Competition winner who has performed throughout the world as a soloist and recitalist, will give a faculty fundraising concert for Ukrainian students attending a summer music festival he co-directs.


The concert will include music by Chopin, the contemporary Ukrainian American composer Alexey Shor, and Mussorgsky. All of the funds raised through Alex Kobrin’s recital will cover music lessons, travel expenses, and accommodations for the Ukrainian students, at no cost to them for Estonia’s Hiiumaa Homecoming Music Festival.


Hiiumaa Homecoming Music Festival was founded in 2006 with the mission of promoting classical music and supporting young musicians’ dreams to pursue their careers at the highest possible level. In response to Russian aggression in the Ukraine, the festival is prioritizing invitations to displaced Ukrainian students who will take classes with guest artists and take part in festival performances.


“We seek to provide solace and peace to young Ukrainian musicians through music and learning at our summer festival,” say Kobrin and festival founder Dmitriy Bulgakov. “Music has the power to bring peace in times of suffering, to bring hope to those in despair. 

To learn more about the fundraiser and festival, you can read a Q&A with Alex. Additional materials including imagery and graphics are available upon request, or if you’d like to set up an interview with Alex, do let me know.

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