Classical piano concert spotlights Dedik

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Russian-American pianist Anastasia Dedik returns to Sonoma at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, when she performs in concert at Vintage House senior center, 264 First St. E.

Dedik premiered in Sonoma in 2012, thrilling audiences with superb renditions of Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt, for which she received a standing ovation. Next month, she will perform an all-Russian program, featuring the Summer Fairy from Prokofiev’s ballet “Cinderella,” Rachmaninov’s Etude-Tableaux op. 33 in E-flat minor and Op. 39 in F sharp minor, selections from Mikhel Pletnev’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” and after intermission, Moussorgsky’s monumental “Pictures at an Exhibition,” originally written for piano.

Tickets for this concert, sponsored by the Sonoma Classical Music Society, are $25 for adults, $20 for members of the society, and $10 for students, and may be obtained from, at Readers’ Books, Pharmaca, Vintage House, and at the door.

Dedik is founder and artistic director of the “Russian Heritage” piano competition for young pianists in St. Petersburg. She has performed on some of the most important concert stages in the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, L’Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, Italy, the Teatro Communale San Remo, Italy, as well as in the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, and on NDR TV and Radio, Germany’s premier TV and Radio broadcasting station.

She is a first-prize winner of the 2001 “Ennio Porrino” International Piano Competition, Italy; the 2005 Russian International Piano Competition, the 2006 Lee Biennial Piano Competition USA, the 2006 Rovero d’Oro International Piano Competition, Italy, the 2007 Bueno and Bradshaw International Piano Competition, USA, the 2007 Asti International Piano Competition, Italy, the 2009 New York Concert Artists & Associates International Piano Competition, and the 2010 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition, Tempe, Ariz.

The final concert in the Sonoma Classical Music Society’s 2014 spring series will take place at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards on Sunday, May 11, Mothers Day, when Sonoman Nigel Armstrong will return to perform in concert with Miles Graber at the piano. This will be Armstrong’s only performance in Sonoma this year.

The Sonoma Classical Music Society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts in Sonoma of the highest professional quality. An application for membership in the Sonoma Classical Music Society may be obtained at the website,

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