Marlboro College


International Pianist Estela Kersenbaum Olevsky Performs at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—Pianist Estela Kersenbaum Olevsky will perform selected works from the 18th century to the present on Sunday, February 13, at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.  Olevsky will present selections from “Chorale,” by J.S. Bach, “Cantata No. 208,” by Frédéric Chopin, “Piano Sonata No. 2,” by Charles Bestor and “Piano Sonata” by the Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera, Olevsky’s teacher.

Olevsky has appeared with international orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra in the U.S., the Bach Festival Orchestra under the direction of Karl Richter in Buenos Aires, the Bratislava Radio Orchestra in the former Czechoslovakia, Sweden’s Gavle Symphony and Germany’s Robert Schumann Philharmonie. She has also given piano recitals in Vienna, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York City and Boston.

With her late husband, violinist Julian Olevsky, she has recorded the Complete Mozart Works for Violin and Piano, and made a number of recordings with the Olewsky trio, with Paul Olefsky as the third member. Olevsky’s latest CD, Piano Solos of Latin America, was praised by the American Record Guide for “the close identification with the music shines in the glowing pianism she has lavished on every note in this superb recital.”

Olevsky recently retired from the music faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she chaired the Piano Department for over two decades. She received her Diploma Artistico de Piano from the National Music Conservatory and a conducting diploma from the Teatro Colon Institute in Buenos Aires. Her past music coaches have included Richard Goode, Wolfgang Rose, Maria Angelica Roldan, Eugenio Bures and Bruno Seidlhofer.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

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