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This Russian Pianist is Sure to Blow You Away – See Him Live Next Week!

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on multiple continents. Now, see this incredible talent when he performs live in Las Cruces on February 28th!

Winner of the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati in 2005, Ilya received his first award at age 12 at the Young Artists Concerto Competition in St. Petersburg. He also received several other awards including Mayor of St. Petersburg’s Young Talents award, and The Award for Excellence in Performance, presented to him by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Ilya was a recipient of the prestigious Gawon International Music Society Award in Seoul, Korea.

In 2014, the British label Nimbus released his CD “Prokofiev Sonatas Vol. 1,” to which the American Record Guide wrote: “Yakushev is one of the very best young pianists before the public today, and it doesn’t seem to matter what repertoire he plays – it is all of the highest caliber.”

Highlights of Yakushev’s 2017-18 season included return appearances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony, and Reading Symphony, as well as performances with Decatur Symphony and Johnstown Symphony. He also played recitals in Texas, Louisiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

Tickets to see Yakushev live begin at $25 for adults and may be purchased online. Special discounts are available for students and young people. For more information, visit www.riogradetheatre.org.

At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Rio Grande Theatre
211 Main Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

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