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Music department to host pianist Ilya Poletaev in concert

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present a solo recital with pianist Ilya Poletaev.

The recital will start at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 in the Music/Mass Communication Building (MMC) Concert Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Poletaev, who also plays the harpsichord and continuo, is a classically trained pianist. He holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto and a Master of Music and Master of Music Arts from Yale, where he studied with Boris Berman.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present a solo recital with pianist Ilya Poletaev.

The recital will start at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 in the Music/Mass Communication Building (MMC) Concert Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Poletaev, who also plays the harpsichord and continuo, is a classically trained pianist. He holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto and a Master of Music and Master of Music Arts from Yale, where he studied with Boris Berman.

From 2005 to 2007, Poletaev was a member of the faculty at Yale University. He now serves as a lecturer in early music for the Yale Department of Music.

Poletaev is a “highly accomplished musician with tremendous experience in performing as well as teaching,” said Ming Wang, assistant professor of music at APSU.

Poletaev and Wang will play a duet recital 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 20 also in the MMC Concert Hall. The duet recital is also free and open to the public.

“My recital with Ilya Poletaev will be a duo recital. The pianist's role is not merely to accompany, but to be an equal partner, if not even a heavier role,” Wang said.

For more information about either recital, contact Wang by e-mail at wangm@apsu.edu. -- Jess Nobert