IUSB Philharmonic concert features piano and harp

The IUSB Philharmonic will feature pianist Ilya Vanichkin playing Piano Concerto No. 1 by Liszt and harpist Megan Barret in a performance of “The Bard” by Sibelius.  The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall.  

The IUSB Philharmonic is conducted by Lecturer in Music (Violin) Jameson Cooper, who also serves as first violinist of the critically acclaimed Euclid Quartet.  He will lead the ensemble’s performance in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in addition to Sibelius’ harp-led tone poem “The Bard,” and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Ilya Vanichkin. 

Ilya Vanichkin is the winner of the 2011 Concerto Competition that took place in December.  Mr. Vanichkin was born in Moscow and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Moscow Conservatory, master’s degree at Eastman School of Music, and performer’s diploma at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. 

Currently he is a member of the Toradze Piano Studio and is working toward an artist’s diploma at IU South Bend.  Among many awards Mr. Vanichkin is a prize winner at Citta di Barletta, "Maoro Paolo Monopoli Prize" (Italy 2006), Corpus Christi (United States 2007) and Chautauqua International Piano Competitions.   He has appeared in many concerts and recitals throughout the United States, Russia, Japan, and Italy.  Vanichkin worked as an associate instructor of piano during his studies at the Jacobs School of Music.

Tickets for the IUSB Philharmonic concert are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit or call the box office at 574.520.4203.

//IUSB Philharmonic

//7:30 pm Tuesday, April 17

//Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall

//1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615

//Tickets $5-$9 | free to students/children

// | 574.520.4203