LENOX, Mass. — Prima Music Foundation returns to the Berkshires with a concert at Ventfort Hall on Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m.
A cocktail reception will follow with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Beer, wine and a new signature cultural cocktail in collaboration with Berkshire Mountain Distillers will be served.
Tenor, David Guzman, and Pianist, Anastasia Dedik, a founder of the Prima Music Foundation, will perform works by Hahn, Ives, McCrae, Turina, De Falla and De Fuentes.
The Prima Music Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting young artists from under-represented areas, as well as providing first class music education and performing opportunities. Dedik is an avid educator and an Artistic Director of Rising Stars piano camp, which takes place at Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, from June 24 to July 1, 2023.
Dedik has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator in more than 22 states and abroad, including venues such as Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and others. Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia to a family of distinguished musicians, Anastasia graduated from The Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 2004 and moved to the United States to continue her education at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School on full talent scholarships. She is a candidate to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and their 8-year-old daughter.
David Guzman, hailed by the Tampa Bay Times as the "one to watch," is known for his exquisite tone and impeccable musicianship. He has been praised for his "impressive tenor, singing with force and ease throughout his range, with ringing tone at full voice, thoughtful in quieter moments." (Houston Chronicle) He holds a B.A. in Music Education from Universidad Pedagogica Nacional de Colombia, a M.M. in Voice Performance from Texas Christian University, and a D.M.A. in Voice performance from SUNY at Stony Brook. His recent CD released, Latin-American Art Songs, is the first result of his continuous research of Latin-American forgotten art song repertoire and performance practices. Dr. Guzman is an Assistant Professor of Music in Voice at Boston University since 2020.
Tickets are $45 general admission and $40 for Berkshire county residents. Reservations are required as seats are limited. For reservations visit https://gildedage.org/events/ or call us at (413) 637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.
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