NOTE: This is an event not just for San Jose, but for the Greater S. Bay area.
n., June 3rd, a benefit concert will be performed by sensational Russian-born Israeli pianist and Gold Medal winner of the 2011 International Russian Music Piano Competition, Yoni Levyatov. The concert will be held at Le Petit Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose, an intimate venue with great acoustics and a Steinway D Piano. Yoni will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Prokofiev and Chopin, along with a very entertaining modern composition by Frederic Rzewski.
This promises to be one unforgettable evening of music with half of all proceeds from ticket sales benefitting the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter. A disaster occurs every 68 hours in Santa Clara County, and volunteers from the Silicon Valley Chapter provide food, clothing, shelter and emotional support for local residents in need.
About Yoni Levyatov:
Yoni Levyatov is a gifted Russian-born, Israeli pianist and composer. He comes from a musical family with his mother also a pianist and his father a choral director. Yoni graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 2005 and in 2006, made his Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.
His many concert appearances worldwide have included performances at Steinway Hall and the United Nations in New York City; Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel.
Among his numerous prizes and awards, Mr. Levyatov won the Silver Medal at the 2008 International Bosendorfer Piano Competition and in 2011, the Gold Medal at the International Russian Music Piano Competition, in San Jose, California.
About the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter:
The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Clara County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.siliconvalley-redcross.org or call us at 1-877-727-6771. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
The International Russian Music Piano Competition is a California registered non-profit organization with a mission of providing excellence and education through competition and performance with an emphasis on Russian music.