Charity concert to benefit the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Two local young artists, John Arlievsky, pianist, and Remi Beltran, trumpet, will give a concert of solo piano and solo trumpet music. Piano Accompaniment: Jan Deats. Suggested donation $15.00 (Veterans Free)
John Arlievsky is currently a senior at Clarkstown South High School, where as a freshman he successfully completed the AP music theory course and scored well on the examination. This is John’s 8th year studying with his current teacher, Jan Deats, an internationally acclaimed pianist and student of Gyorgi Sandor, Alexander Uninsky and Menahem Pressler. John performed the third movement of Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra in October of 2016 upon winning the Rockland Music Teachers Guild’s concerto competition, the first competition he had participated in, with a score of 99 out of 100. John received a gold ribbon (1st prize) 3 consecutive years at the RMTG annual competition. Most recently, he received honorable mention at the international CAI Competition. John has been awarded honors several times at the Rockland Conservatory of Music. He has raised thousands of dollars for charities with his many solo and joint concerts, which he plans to continue with 3 planned concerts for the next several months. John has participated in masterclasses with Dr. James Goldsworthy, Dr. Ena Bronstein Barton, Dr. Timothy Shafer and Dr. Phyllis Lehrer. He has been awarded scholarships and/or invited to participate in several music festivals such as the Lyra International Music Festival, the Marian Garcia International Piano Festival, and the International Kurocewski Piano Festival in Poland. John has thrice attended the Westminster Choir College solo pianist week where he studied under the unique instruction of Dr. James Goldsworthy, and attended many lectures and masterclasses. John actively composes and is working on the completion of setting the text of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for a capella choir in the Russian tradition. John also studies conducting with Anastasia Serdsev. He has conducted the choir of the cathedral of St Seraphim in New York, where he premiered several of his own choral works, and in the Cathedral of St John in Washington DC. John has also sung with the professional choir of the Cathedral of the Sign in Manhattan, New York. He is an aspiring pianist who has placed in the majority of the competitions that he has participated in and is preparing to attend many more. John plans on majoring in piano performance in college.
Remi BeltranI was born and raised within a French family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When I was 11, I began to learn the trumpet under Alex Serio at the Nelly Berman School of Music in Haverford, PA. After only a few months at the school, I received an honorable scholarship. I remained at the school for four years until I moved to New City, New York. Starting high school in a new environment resulted in many difficulties, the trumpet gave me another voice and I became determined to use it. I contacted Ethan Bensdorf from the New York Philharmonic for a lesson and have been studying with him for over two years. In 2016, I was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College under the tutelage of Kevin Cobb. Prior to that, I had been doing brass ensemble work at the West Chester Music Conservatory under James Ranti (held principal for montreal symphony 1959-1970). During the summer of 2017, I studied under Vincent Penzarella at the Curtis Summerfest and performed in a master class with David Bilger. This past summer I was fortunate enough to have been selected to the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO). Under guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and featured soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet the orchestra toured in Asia (Taiwan, China, and Korea) for free playing the works of Sibelius, Gershwin and a commissioned piece (Brass Tacks) by Ted Hearne. Thanks to solo and group opportunities I have been able to perform in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. I play and volunteer at schools teaching the students how to play the trumpet. You can also find me playing at retirement homes.