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Student Matt Harikian to Participates in the 2017 Pianofest in the Hamptons Festival

June 30, 2017

Matt Harikian (MM, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) is a participant in the 2017 Pianofest in the Hamptons Festival (Long Island, NY), taking place from late June through July 2017.

Pianofest in the Hamptons, directed by Paul Schenly, is a summer festival that offers exceptionally concentrated study to a small group of pianists selected by audition. The teaching at Pianofest stresses an ethic based on support rather than competition. In addition to emphasizing the solo repertoire, students accompany each other in concertos and explore the duo piano literature. Pianofest also offers an opportunity for pianists to nurture their own friendships, performance opportunities, and contacts with the residents of the community. The Hamptons attract visitors from around the world, while local residents include renowned authors, artists, and musicians.