SIOUX CITY -- Russian pianist Boris Slutsky will perform a solo recital at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.

The recital will include works by Haydn, Schumann, Chopin and Ravel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as a soloist and a recitalist. Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Slutsky emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize, Audience Prize and Wilhelm Backhaus Award at the 1981 William Kapell International Piano Competition.

Slutsky has been featured as a soloist with countless prominent orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Stuttgart State Orchestra and Toronto Symphony. From the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Slutsky has delighted audiences as a recitalist and chamber musician. He is currently chair of the piano department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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