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Faculty Artist Series begins year with Rivkin recital

The University of Georgia Faculty Artist Series of recitals begins with Evgeny Rivkin, professor of piano, performing Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center.

Evgeny Rivkin (Submitted photo)

Rivkin earned his M.M. and D.M. degrees from Moscow Conservatory and is a top prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Bavarian Radio Competition in Munich, Russian National Piano Competition in St. Petersburg and International McMahon Competition in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Rivkin came to the University of Georgia in 1995 after serving as a professor of piano at the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia. In addition to presenting master classes worldwide, Rivkin continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Russia, Canada, Brazil and Europe, appearing as a soloist and with symphony and chamber orchestras in such venues as Weill Carnegie Hall in New York, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Great Hall of F. Liszt Hungarian Academy of Music and others. “Music of Latvia” reviewed Rivkin’s style as “distinguished by its elegance, nobility and high culture.”

Rivkin has released many compact discs, including one featuring some of his favorite solo piano music by Tchaikovsky, as well as a number of chamber music CDs in collaboration with his lifelong friend and colleague, violinist Levon Ambartsumian.

Individual tickets for this recital are $15 for adults and $3 for UGA students with a valid student ID. Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400. Season ticket options are available as well.