Lone Star College-Montgomery Presents Violin, Piano Recital

Violinist Aleksandr Snytkin will join Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, pianist and adjunct professor of piano at Lone Star College-Montgomery, to present an evening of music for piano and violin on Monday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

Lithuanian violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, a permanent member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has been praised by critics as “an emerging virtuoso with delicate touch and a sense of intimacy, technical and artistic maturity.” He began his music education at the age of seven, studying violin at the B. Dvarionas Music School. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lithuanian Music Academy and Malmo Music Academy in Sweden and studied at the University of Kansas and at Southern Methodist University.

Snytkin has been a soloist with several chamber orchestras in his native country, as well as an active chamber musician, performing with many renowned musicians and at festivals and competitions in Lithuania, France, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, Israel, and the U.S. He made his American orchestral solo debut, performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony Orchestra, as a result of his winning the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition.

Kuznetsov, instructor of music fundamentals and piano at LSC-Montgomery, started his musical education at the age of five at the Music School affiliated with the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He has since performed extensively throughout the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Kuznetsov received his doctorate of musical arts degree at University of Southern California (USC) under the guidance of legendary pianist Daniel Pollack. Before coming to LSC-Montgomery, Kuznetsov worked as a teaching assistant at USC and organized successful chamber music ensembles and projects.

Finding true pleasure in teaching and advocating classical music amongst various groups of people, Kuznetsov founded a series of educational projects with Van Cliburn Foundation to bring classical music to children whose parents can’t afford education and founded the Bakitone International project dedicated to classical music competitions, masterclasses, and festivals

For more information on this music presentation, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Music-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.