Contact: Hurley School of Music, 318-869-5235.
or Lynn Stewart , Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 

Igor Begelman, Clarinetist, and Tatiana Goncharova, Pianist, to Perform Sept. 27 at Centenary at Free Piatigorsky Foundation- sponsored Concert

SHREVEPORT, LA -- On Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College will present a concert by Igor Begelman, clarinetist, and Tatiana Goncharova, pianist.  Igor Begelman

The program will include works by Debussy, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns, as well as Gershwin's Three Preludes.  It will take place in the auditorium of the Hurley School of Music. Admission is free.

The concert is sponsored by The Piatigorsky Foundation, which offers more than 300 concerts nationally each year in a variety of venues, emphasizing strong communication with audiences.

Winner of the year 2000 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Begelman was raised in Kiev, Ukraine.  He has taken top prizes at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Denmark and the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland.   Equally accomplished as soloist and chamber musician, Begelman performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has appeared at numerous festivals throughout the world, including Marlboro, Caramoor, Tucson, Tanglewood and Schleswig-Holstein.  He is now in his fifth season as a Piatigorsky Foundation artist.

Accompanist Goncharova, who made her debut with the Minsk Philharmonic at age 10, has performed around the world and on National Public Radio's Performance Today.   She has performed at such noted venues as Alice Tully Hall, Kravis Center, Caramoor, Ravinia, and at a highly acclaimed duo recital with Pinchas Zuckerman in March 2001 at the Colden Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, at a week's notice. Since her arrival in the United States in 1989, Goncharova has won top prizes at the Olga Koussevitzky Piano Competition and Bergen Philharmonic Competition as well as scholarships at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

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