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Lingenfelter Artist Series: Pianist Vakhtang Kodanashvili
April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:30pm.
Performing works by Bach, Haydn, Schumann, and Bartok.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Engage with concert pianist Vakhtang Kodanshvili over complimentary lunch provided by McPherson College. The artist will entertain questions and perform highlights from has award winning career.
Recital and luncheon are free and open to the public.
Vakhtang Kodanashvili made his New York City debut at Lincoln Center in 2001 after his victory at The World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. He has received prizes in several international competitions. Kodanashvili moved to the United States in 1995 and joined world renowned Alexander Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University South Bend. As a member of the studio he frequently performs throughout the world, appearing at prestigious music festivals as well as performing with numerous symphony orchestras.
Native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Kodanashvili began his musical education at the age of six. While in school he regularly performed in Georgia and other republics of the former Soviet Union and had his orchestral debut at the age of nine. He appeared as a soloist with national orchestras and his performances were frequently broadcasted on television and radio. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at Indiana University South Bend and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Michigan State University College of Music.
The Fern Lingenfelter Artist Series was established in 2016 thanks to a generous commitment to McPherson College honoring Lingenfelter. Her son, Steve Clark, chairman of Clark Investment Group in Wichita, established the fund that supports the two annual music performance events, with special emphasis on piano. Lingenfelter, an alumna of McPherson College, taught piano in McPherson for many years to both college students on campus and younger students at her studio downtown.
Although Lingenfelter passed away in 1962, her son continues to see a long-lasting influence from her lifetime of work. The fund is his way of saying thank you and to support the music and the instrument she loved.