WMU News

Pianist Alexander Mikhailuk in concert Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The second event of WMU's Plaza Arts Circle Young Concert Artists Series will feature pianist Alexander Mikhailuk on Tuesday evening, Oct. 31. The program will begin at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Mikhailuk will perform sonatas by Liszt, Mozart, and Prokofiev. General admission tickets are $15 each. Students and seniors will be charged $5. Tickets are available from the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, 616 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858.

Mikhailuk won the 1997 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig. He then came to New York to win First Prize at the 1998 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has also been named a winner of the Highest Prize at the 1997 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, First Prize at the 1997 Shostakovich International Piano Competition in Hannover, and First Prize at the 1998 International Piano Competition in Taormina, Italy.

Recent concerts by Mikhailuk include a performance with the MDR Orchestra conducted by Rolf Reuter at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, a recital on the Prizewinners at the Piano Series in Hannover, and a recital in Georgia for Savannah On Stage.

The Young Concert Artists Series is a project of the Plaza Arts Circle and WMU's Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute, and is made possible in part by a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and the support of Kalamazoo area patrons.

Media contact: Kevin West; 616 387-4678; kevin.west@wmich.edu

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