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Accomplished Violinist to Perform in Port

Aleksey Semenenko to give concert at library Jan. 26.

Aleksey Semenenko. (Courtesy photo)
Aleksey Semenenko. (Courtesy photo)

The Music Advisory Council will welcome violinist Aleksey Semenenko and pianist Inna Firsova to the Port Washington Public Library in a recital of works by Tchaikovsky, Paganini and others on Jan. 26.

The 23-year-old Ukrainian violinist won first prize in the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Born in Odessa, Semenenko began his violin studies at the age of six with Zoya Mertsalova at the Stolyarsky School. A year later, he performed Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor with the Odessa Philharmonic. He studies with Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. He plays a 1720 Dom Nicolò Amati violin, on loan from the Sinfonima Foundation of Mannheim, Germany.

With the elite Young Concert Artists roster he will be presented this season in debuts in New York at Merkin Hall, in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center and in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Music Council programs are funded by donations to the Port Washington Library Foundation.

The library concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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