Sundays at Four presents Maria Yefimova
The Sundays at Four Concert Series presents pianist Maria Yefimova on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St., downtown Smithfield. Dr. Yefimova is a faculty member at The College of William and Mary. Educated at the Moscow Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Yefimova has toured throughout the United States, Russia and Europe — performing in venues including Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall, Lisinsky Hall (Croatia), Teatro Puccini (Italy) and Slovak Philharmonic Hall.
She has been featured on the Bravo TV network, Tele Monte Orlando (Italy), Paradise Radio (USVI), Slovak National Television, WCVE public radio and on major TV art networks in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Chile. She is also a featured artist in the film documentary “Women of Music,” a classical music series that presents performances and interviews with today’s top artists.
Dr. Yefimova’s festival appearances include the Virginia Arts Festival, Meranofest and Vello Music Festivals in Italy, the Rachmaninoff Festival in Russia, the Water Island Music Festival in USVI, the Chamber Music Institute in Virginia, and the Lake George Music Festival in New York. As an orchestral soloist she performed with Slovak Philharmonic, Tambov Philharmonic, and William and Mary Symphony Orchestras, in concertos by Mozart, Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.
As an avid chamber musician, Maria has collaborated with such prominent artists as trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass), violinist Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), cellist Eric Jacobsen (Brooklyn Rider Quartet, the Knights Orchestra) and world-renowned pianist and pedagogue Boris Slutsky. She is a founding member of the award-winning Atlantic Chamber Ensemble.
She is the recipient of the “Best Teacher” Award from the X International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2017) as teacher of Kyle Hu, 2017 winner, and 2016 Terrific Teen Recitalist.
Tickets may be purchased the day of the concert at the door; $20 for adults and $5 for students.
For more information, call 675-5777 or visit www.sundaysatfourva.org.