Timothy Durkovic performs at Summer Fest | TheUnion.com

Timothy Durkovic performs at Summer Fest

Timothy Durkovic, recently named “Man of the Week” by Crónica -the Guatemalan equivalent to TIME Magazine – will be featured three times this week at Music in the Mountains’ Summer Festival concerts. Durkovic is the festival’s guest artist and guest conductor.

Durkovic will be featured with principal artists of the MIM Festival Orchestra tonight and Saturday at the Peace Lutheran Church and with the full Festival Orchestra Tuesday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Born and raised in Guatemala City, the pianist made his first solo appearance when he was 11. Durkovic graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of Guatemala with highest honors six years later. At the same time, he debuted with the Guatemala Symphony Orchestra.

Durkovic currently serves as “artist-in-residence” and as an adjunct piano faculty member at the University of La Verne and as a faculty member at the Orange County High School of the Performing Arts. His recent gold medal at the 1996 Los Angeles Liszt Competition took him to Budapest, Hungary for his European debut where he performed in the Franz Liszt Museum, home of the original Liszt Academy.


WHAT: Music in the Mountains’ Summer Festival concerts

WHEN: Today through July 3

WHERE: Nevada County Fairgrounds is at 11228 McCourtney Road; Peace Lutheran Church is at 828 W. Main St., both in Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $16 in advance for adults and free for children 17 and under for the outdoor concerts. Indoor concerts are $15 to $27 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under.

INFORMATION: 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188, check the Web at http://www.musicinthemountains.org or visit the box office at 530 Searls Ave., Nevada City, between noon and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Outdoor concert ticket outlets at The Union newspaper, Odyssey Books, Nevada City Postal Co., Mike’s Alta Sierra Market and Lake Wildwood’s Citizens Bank.

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