Dordt College News

Nosikova to perform Nov. 5

October 25, 2005

Internationally renowned pianist Ksenia Nosikova will present a concert, “Piano Fantasy,” at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Nosikova

Nosikova has performed extensively as a solo pianist and chamber musician in France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Yugoslavia, Brazil, and Argentina. She has made guest appearances at more than 50 American universities; presented two solo recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall, and performed at many international and national festivals.

Ksenia Nosikova is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado. Nosikova is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa, where she teaches an international studio of graduate and undergraduate students. Her students have been successful in obtaining college and private teaching jobs, winning piano competitions, performing on national and state radio broadcasts, and gaining acceptance to important graduate music programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Nosikova regularly presents masterclasses and workshops and is also in high demand as an adjudicator. The winner of several international competitions, she regularly serves as a jury member in the Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Italy, as well as for several young artists competitions and MTNA auditions.

Ksenia Nosikova’s complete recording of three volumes of The Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt was released by Centaur Records, Inc. to critical acclaim.

The program for her Dordt performance will include selections from Auerbach’s Memento Mori (“Remember that you are mortal”); selections from Schumann’s Fantasia in C Major, Op.17; Fantasie in F Minor, Op.49 by Frederic Chopin; and selections from Liszt’s the Années de Pélerinage.

Nosikova will also present a piano workshop to Dordt students and area pianists on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Dordt Music Department at 722-6221.

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