The Juneau Symphony will conclude its 50th Anniversary chamber concert series with two performances this weekend featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov and violinist Franz Felkl. The program, which includes works by Brahms, Bach, Mozart and Weiniawski, will be presented on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m., in the UAS Egan Library.
Alexander Tutunov has been a first prize winner at both the Belarusian National Piano Competition and the Russian National Piano Competition. Tutunov is currently a Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at Southern Oregon University and Artist in Residence at the University of Alaska Southeast. He is also the Artistic director of the SOU International Piano Institute, and was recently named the Director of the Chinese-American International Piano Institute in Chengdu, China.
Franz Felkel attends the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he is majoring in Music Education and Violin Performance. Raised here in Juneau, he has studied with Guo Hua Xia and Linda Rosenthal and now studies with Dr. Kathleen Butler-Hopkins at UAF.
A frequent violinist for the Juneau Symphony, Franz also plays with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, Anchorage Symphony and has participated in several summer music camps and festivals.
Tickets are on sale now at Hearthside Books, the JACC and online at www.juneausymphony.org.