Andrius Zlabys, a Lithuanian-born pianist who has appeared widely throughout Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, will perform a solo recital at
8 p.m. Thursday, October 11 at Plymouth State College.
Zlabys began piano studies at the age of six years in his hometown of Vilnius, where for 11 years his teacher was Laimute Jakniuniene at the Ciurlionis Art School. Zlabys won the International Balys Dvarionas Competition in Vilnius at the age of 12 years. Subsequent competitions brought him numerous first place prizes in prestigious venues. While still a teenager he appeared as a soloist with the major ensembles of his native country.
After graduating from Ciurlionis at the age of 16, Zlabys spent a year studying piano at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where he was a two-time winner of the Concerto competition. In 1995 he entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia as a student of his current teacher, the renowned American pianist Seymour Lipkin, and has continued to perform with major symphonies and win competitions and awards.
Recent performances include the complete Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1) cycle in Lithuania and an American-European tour with the renowned violinist, Hilary Hahn.
For tickets and information contact the Box Office at 535-ARTS, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.