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Garth Newel Concert: "The Russian Masters" Set May 18th
Featuring Music of Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Shostakovich

Hot Springs, VA – Garth Newel Music Center presents the third concert in the new Emerging Artist Alumni Concert Series on Saturday, May 18 at 5 pm, followed by light refreshments.

Pianist Haeshin Shin will be joined by cellist Jacob Wunsch, and soprano Elena Mindlina, in The Russian Masters, a concert featuring music of Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Shostakovich.

Shin and Wunsch are both alumni of the 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Program at Garth Newel, a four-week, intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists ages 18-28. Highly competitive fellowships are awarded to eleven dedicated instrumentalists from around the world, who receive lessons and mentoring from the award-winning Garth Newel Piano Quartet and other world class artists and teachers. Throughout the four-week program, the fellows perform free concerts throughout the region, forging strong connections with the community. Haeshin Shin was the recipient of the Hella and Cecil Armstrong Fellowship, and Jacob Wunsch the Miriam Hayes DiCecco fellowship.

Since her time as a fellow at Garth Newel, Haeshin Shin completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, performed at prominent places around the world, and founded the Medtner Society of Korea in 2016, for which she serves as Artistic Director.

Jacob Wunsch completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, and earned a second Master's degree and Artist Certificate from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. He performs internationally as an orchestral and chamber musician, and has researched and transcribed works for cello ensemble.

Soprano Elena Mindlina has an accomplished career as a recitalist, recording artist, and teacher in both Russia and the USA, and has appeared at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, The Town Hall, and The National Opera Center Recital Hall.

The Emerging Artist Concert Series allows talented alumni of Garth Newel’s flagship program to return to the community of Garth Newel and share their growth and artistry.

This event is Pay-what-you-wish. No tickets are necessary to attend, everyone is welcome. More information can be found by going to http://www.garthnewel.org/event/emerging-artist-alumni-concert/ or calling (540) 839-5018.

About Garth Newel Music Center

The Garth Newel Music Center, recipient of the 2012 CMAcclaim award from Chamber Music America , stands among the elite chamber music presenters in North America. In 2018, the Music Center was recognized by the Virginia Commission for the Arts with a 50 for 50 Arts Award for its role as a Bedrock Institution in the Arts in the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1973 and located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia, the mission of the Garth Newel Music Center is to enrich lives through inspired chamber music and performing arts e xperiences.

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