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Masha Lakisova, brilliant 16 year old violinist, returns for her second appearance with the Strings. Masha has also performed in Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory, the Chicago Cultural Center, Ravinia’s Bennett-Gordon Hall and Northwestern’s Pick-Staiger Hall. Masha appeared as soloist at Vadim Gluzman’s North Shore Music Festival and on NPR’s “From The Top”.

She took top awards in several prestigious competitions, and as a chamber music player, her string quartets received Gold Medals at the Fischoff International Music Competitions, in each of the last two years. In past summers, Masha attended the Heifetz Music Institute, the Manhattan in the Mountains Summer Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. She plays a 1784 Lorenzo Storioni violin on generous loan from Kenneth Warren & Son.

Her mother, Lyudmila Lakisova, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Music for Gifted Children at the Belorussian State Conservatory of Music and her Master’s and Ph.D Degrees as well from the Belorussian State Conservatory. She has performed in many prominent venues, including Carnegie Hall, and has toured extensively as a chamber and collaborative pianist.

Lyudmila is also a chamber music coach at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood. Mother and daughter will perform the rarely heard Concerto for Violin and Piano by Mendelssohn. Masha will add “Summer” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the Strings will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings.

Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission, 3 p.m.

May 20, 2017

Concerto for Violin in G minor (“Summer”) from The Four Seasons
Masha Lakisova, Violin
Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor
Masha Lakisova, Violin
Lyudmila Lakisova, Piano
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

“I think the …Strings is great. It’s one of the things that makes the fabric of Highland Park special.”
– Ken Henry
YEA! Highland Park

“What an unbelievably wonderful concert today. It was…a gift…to everyone there. I …cannot say enough to describe it. Thank you for such a privilege to hear such incredible talent.”
– Susan Olsen