Twenty-two-year-old pianist Mackenzie Melemed began performing concerts at a young age, notably for senior citizens, charitable organizations and at local schools, where he encouraged students to share their talents within their communities. Melemed has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall and in recital throughout the United States, Czech Republic, Finland and Japan. He has won numerous national and international piano competitions, including 5th prize at the 2012 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Competition, 1st prize at the Hamamatsu Piano Academy Competition, and most recently 1st Prize at the Iowa International Piano Competition. Melemed graduated with the Bachelor of Music degree and will be finishing up his Master of Music degree as a student in the accelerated B.M./M.M. program at The Juilliard School. Melemed studies with Robert McDonald and enjoys foreign languages, recently completed studies in Finnish at Columbia University, and will be participating in the Maj Lind Piano Competition in Helsinki in August.
Bach: French Suite No.2 in C Minor BWV 813
Haydn: Sonata in E Minor Hob.XVI:34
Scriabin: Etude Op.8 No.5 in E Major, No.10 in D-Flat Major
Canzona Matinata Op.39 No.4, Sonata Tragica Op.39 No.5
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major Op.54
Liszt: Funerailles Dorman: Sonata No.2
The theater will open at 7:30pm and all concerts will begin at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, children 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Bennington Center for the Arts: 802-442-7158.