|Manhattan Piano Trio to perform at Museum of Art|
The Manhattan Piano Trio will perform in the Museum Concert Series at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.
Hailed by critics as a “grand departure from the usual,” the Manhattan Piano Trio (MPT) is one of the most prominent, versatile, exciting and busiest emerging chamber music groups in the country. It is also the Grand Prize Winner of the 2006 Plowman National Chamber Music Competition and Runner Up at the Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition. The Trio comprises Milana Bahl (piano), Dmitry Lukin (violin) and Dmitry Kouzov (cello). The “Dmitrys” are from St. Petersburg (Russia) and met Milana, a Moldavian born American, literally “on the front steps” of The Juilliard School during the summer of 2004.
Pianist and founding member Milana Bahl is a 1996 Arts Recognition and Talent Search awardee. She is also winner of the Young Artist Competition and Yamaha Piano competition (FL) as well as IBLA Competition (Italy). Dmitry Kouzov is the 1st prize winner at the International Beethoven Cello Competition (Czech Republic), a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition, “Virtuosi of the Year 2000”(Russia), winner of the 2005 Juilliard Cello Concerto competition and recipient of the 2006 New York Cello Society’s “Rising Star” Award. Dmitry Lukin is a second prize-winner at the 2005 International Violin Competition of Sion-Valais (Switzerland), where he was also the recipient of the "Audience Choice" award. He is also a Laureate of Mravinsky Int’l Music Competition (Russia) and Takasaki International Competition (Japan).
Just the past two seasons has seen MPT give over a 125 concerts spanning 22 states, including their debut performance at Alice Tully Hall (NYC) among other prestigious venues. They were also one of the first chamber music groups to perform in New Orleans, post Katrina.
The program is billed as “Music of the Masters,” showcasing captivating music of different styles and musical periods. Tickets for the Concert Series can be purchased at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus. Non-member tickets are $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets are $13 per concert at the door. Student and Military tickets are $5 per concert at the door. Free admittance for children, middle school and under. Order your tickets today by calling (701) 777-4195.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701 777-4195