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Rossini Club’s January 13th concert
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Pianist and composer Christopher Staknys is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Hung-Kuan Chen. He has appeared as performer and composer internationally in major cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Paris. In 2015, Allan Kozinn, former music critic for the New York Times, praised his playing for its “dexterity and dramatic phrase shaping”. Christopher has won numerous competitions including first prize in the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition and the Rivers School Concerto Competition. Artists he has studied with include; Sergei Babayan, Robert Levin, Peter Serkin, David Finckel, Joseph Kalichstein and Fred Sherry.
His orchestral composition “Congo” was premiered and given two performances by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed the music of Thomas Ades and Steve Reich with the composers present in the audience. Christopher frequently performs with Juilliard’s contemporary ensembles, Axiom and NJE (New Juilliard Ensemble) in Peter Jay Sharp Theater and Alice Tully Hall. His work for electronics, “Gulf” was presented at the 2017 Atlantic Music Festival.
This past summer he spent 6 weeks teaching piano to Middle School and High School students and accompanying at The Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska.
The concert takes place Sunday, January 13th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State Street, Portland.
Suggested donation $10/5 seniors (students are admitted free of charge). And enjoy a brief reception after the concert where you can meet our performers.
There are no tickets for the performances. Admission is at the door with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Performances are free to students. Enjoy a brief reception after the concert where you can meet our artists.
Limited parking is available behind the cathedral, as well as limited street parking (typically off of Park Street).