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Piano virtuoso to perform in 2nd Thursday Concert Feb. 19

Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty member Evgeny Rivkin will present an evening of piano music Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets for the performance, which continues the 2014-2015 Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series, are $18, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 706-542-4400 or online at

The program will feature a broad selection of romantic compositions for piano: Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in F minor; Six moments musicaux (Moderato) and Impromptus (Andante-Allegro) by Schubert; Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux (Lento lugubre); and Two Poems (Andante cantabile-Allegro con eleganza) and Five Preludes Op. 74 by Scriabin.

Rivkin joined UGA in 1995. Before his arrival, he served as professor of piano at the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia. Rivkin has taken top prizes in the Bavarian Radio Musik Competition, the International Tchaikovsky Competition, the USSR National Piano Competition of St. Petersburg and the Russian National Piano Competition. In 1998, he won the first prize in the International McMahon Piano Competition in Oklahoma.