Cihan Yücel, piano
Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
Dinner and a Concert Series at UCMH proudly presents The Romantic Russian Masters for dinner and music from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson.
The evening will feature beautiful live classical cello and piano music by superb Boston-area musicians, Ignacy Gaydamovich and Cihan Yucel. The concert, featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, will be followed by a meal inspired by the music.
Igor's Catering will provide both Vegetarian and Meat Options, along with an array of other complementary side dishes for diners.
Tickets for dinner and the concert are $25. Tickets to just the concert are $10. To purchase tickets, visit ucmh.org or call the church office, located at 80 Main St. in Hudson, at 978-562-9180.
RSVP by DECEMBER 14th, WEDNESDAY
Cihan Yücel has performed hundreds of solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Europe, and his native Turkey - including a solo recital broadcasted on the Turkish National Radio, and a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra. Born in Ankara Cihan began his piano studies at the age of six. In 1998, he entered Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory to study with Menekşe Akar. In 2009 Cihan came to the United States for his Master’s degree, studying with Paul Rutman and Anne Koscielny at The Hartt School of Music. His leaning towards chamber music during his Master’s and Artist Diploma studies at the Hartt School brought success to him and his chamber music groups. Vagus Trio, one of his chamber music groups, became the State Winner and National Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Competition in 2011. His long term mentors were composer İlhan Baran, pianists Eric Trudel, Louis de Moura Castro, and David Westfall. Currently Cihan is in the Hartt School’s honors chamber music program, Performance 20/20, and pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Paul Rutman.