In its final presentation this season, the International Piano Series hosts Konstantinos Papadakis, one Greece's most accomplished musicians.
If you go
WHAT: International Piano Series presents Konstantinos Papadakis
WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
COST: $20; students free
MORE INFO: 953-6575 or go.cofc.edu/ips
Papadakis has performed solo and ensemble recitals around the world, as well as concerts with major orchestras, including Boston's Atlantic Symphony. He has won the prestigious Yannis Vardinoyannis Award, given for the first time to a pianist, as well as the Esther & Albert Kahn Award.
From 2006 to 2011, he was the Samuel Barber artist-in-residence at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. Papadakis has recorded several works especially written for him by contemporary composers, many of which have been broadcast on radio and television.
He teaches at the New England Conservatory's Pre-College Division and recently joined the piano faculty at the Boston University.
The series, organized by the music department at the College of Charleston, invites pianists to offer a public recital at the Sottile Theatre and work with students.
Papadakis' recital is 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Tickets are $20; students are admitted free. His Charleston program will include works by Chopin, Scarlatti and Stravinsky. He will open by premiering "Blue Impromptu," a piece by Edward Hart, chairman of the College of Charleston's music department.
A master class with students, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Rehearsal Hall (Room 234) of the Cato Center for the Arts building, on the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip streets.
For information and to pre-order your tickets, call 953-6575 or visit go.cofc. edu/ips.