PIOTR PAKHOMKIN, CLASSICAL GUITAR
Works by Scarlatti, Paganini, Mertz, Rodrigo (Program TBA) and CD signing after concert.
The Baltimore Sun writes of Piotr Pakhomkin’s performance with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, "Pakhomkin's formidable talents are uniquely suited to Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez, making us want to hear it again." Russian-American guitarist, Piotr Pakhomkin, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after concert artists of his generation. He has performed in solo and concerto settings at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Jordan Hall in Boston, Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio in Mexico, D.B. Clarke Auditorium in Montreal, New York's Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture and Panama's historic National Theater. Also as a featured soloist for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Washington, D.C. Guitar Society, Waterford Series, LiveArts Maryland, Washington County Museum Fine Arts Series and as a concerto soloist with the McLean Orchestra and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. Piotr's busy 2013-2014 concert schedule includes more than 30 engagements in North America, Canada, Mexico, and Panama as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and masterclass instructor. He performs in chamber music in duo with Russian guitarist Yuri Liberzon and with clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, both graduates of the Yale School of Music.
Collecting an impressive list of professional accomplishments at home and abroad, Mr. Pakhomkin is the First Prize winner of the 2012 Mexican International Guitar Competition in Culiacan and has taken top prizes at the 2012 Boston GuitarFest International Guitar Competition, Great Lakes Guitar Competition, Montreal International Guitar Competition, and the European International Guitar Competition, “Enrico Mercatali” in Italy.
Piotr completed his Master's degree under scholarship with legendary guitarist, Manuel Barrueco, at the Peabody Institute/Johns Hopkins University. Since 2010, Piotr exclusively performs on guitars made by Ross Gutmeier.