A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Oksana Germain performing works of Scarlatti, Debussy, Brahms, and Prokofiev. The program will last 45 minutes.
Oksana Germain, now 17, has been studying classical piano for 12 years. During this time she has won many awards both locally and abroad. In 2010 she was a San Diego Symphony Best & Brightest Young Artist winner. For this she was a soloist with the Symphony in its 100-Year Anniversary Gala that year, performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Among her other awards are a People’s Choice Award at John Perry’s Klaviersommer Piano Festival in Germany in 2011, Most Promising in the 2012 La Jolla Symphony Young Artist Competition, three First Place wins in San Diego VOCE Chamber Music Competitions, two First Place Gold Medals in the California International Young Artist Competition Music Fest, and three Associated Arts Scholarships. Oksana’s performances include the La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series Prelude Concerts at the Neuroscience Institute and the San Diego Symphony’s Children’s Concert Series.
She has also been a regularly featured performer on Music 101 Radio on San Diego’s classical radio on station, 104.9 FM. She is currently the rehearsal accompanist for the Pacific Women’s Chorus in Solana Beach, as well as the rehearsal pianist for the Tifereth Israeli Community Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Oksana currently studies with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian in Arcadia.
The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.