Serebryany, Nishibun Perform at Huntingdon
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College music professor Vadim Serebryany will perform together
with College alumna Tiffany McGuire Nishibun to present “Music and Memory: Works by Beethoven and
Schumann,” Sunday, March 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall at Huntingdon College. The
concert, which is free and open to all, will feature Schumann’s Fantasy, op.17, and Frauenliebe und
-leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), and Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant
Beloved). The concert is part of the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, funded by Ben F. Cheek III and
his family in memory of Huntingdon alumna Elizabeth Belcher Cheek.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music-making,
Vadim Serebryany joined the Huntingdon College faculty in 2008. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music
in Toronto, Dr. Serebryany completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School
under the tutelage of Oxana Yablonskaya and Jacob Lateiner, and his doctoral education at Yale University
under Russian pianist Boris Berman. Since graduating, Serebryany has been highly sought after as both a
soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and throughout
North America, and in 2009 completed his ninth consecutive recital tour of Japan. He frequently performs with
the Montgomery Symphony. Serebryany will be joined by Huntingdon Class of 2004 alumna Tiffany McGuire Nishibun,
soprano, who was frequently seen in Huntingdon opera performances as a student and now performs throughout the
The final event in the Cheek Concert Series for the 2009–10 academic year will present special guest
artist and Van Cliburn finalist Evgeni Bozhanov in concert at Huntingdon Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
All Cheek concerts are held in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, and are free and open to the public.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed
to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a
rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College’s
Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in music and a concentration in P–12 music education with
both vocal/choral and instrumental teacher certification. Overall College placement rates into graduate and
professional schools are, in most cases, more than twice the national averages.
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