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Institute ushering in spring with concert

Pawel Skrzypek performed Jan. 13 in Grass Valley with the Del Sol string quartet. He plays again on Sunday.
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Gold Country Piano Institute’s spring concert series kicks off Sunday with a concert by Pawel Skrzypek.

Skrzypek is artistic director of the institute, which he founded three years ago in Nevada City, and chairman of the piano department at the Frederick Chopin School of Music in Warsaw, Poland.



The institute is a nonprofit educational organization. Two weeks of intensive classes are held here in the spring for classical piano students from Europe and throughout the United States. This year’s classes begin Monday.




In addition to the classes, three concerts are presented.

Skrzypek will play works by Beethoven and Chopin at Sunday’s 2 p.m. concert. Paintings by contemporary Russian artists will also be on display; one of the music-related paintings will be raffled off at the third concert May 10.

Sunday’s concert is at the Seventh-day Adventist church at 12889 Osborn Hill Road, Grass Valley. Admission is $15 general and $10 for students.

The other concerts feature Zofia Antes from the Frederic Chopin School of Music on May 5 and Gold Country Piano Institute students on May 10. Both will be at Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City.

Series tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets are at Harmony Books, The Book Seller and Odyssey Books.

Call 274-1438 to buy tickets by credit card or for details.


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