June 16th, 2019 / Guest flutist Carl Gutowski & pianist Alexandra Beliakovich / FBP UU 3pm
We invite you to join our great list of musicians and our featured musician guests on June 16th, 2019 / 3pm, flutist Carl Gutowski at the First Parish Brewster UU Church.
Collaboartive pianist of the day will be Lucy Banner.
Contact us to sign up or request rehearsal.
Alexandra Beliakovich is a versatile Belarusian-American pianist and educator.
As a performer, she appeared with the Belarusian Symphony, Belarusian Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati and Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestras, Havana Symphony Orchestra and as recitalist in Belarus, China, Cuba, Japan, Poland, Spain and the USA.
Alexandra was a prize winner in several piano competitions; she won First Prize at the Klaviermusik International Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania, Second Prize at the Fourth International Piano Competition in Panama and Second Prize at the World Piano Competition 2011.
Alexandra’s recent engagements include concerto performances with the Havana Symphony Orchestra in Cuba, where her performances of Gershwin’s Concerto in F and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 won critical acclaim.
As a soloist, she has also been featured on a WQXR radio broadcast and was a featured pianist at the 2018 Bar Harbor Music Festival.
Alexandra is also a devout chamber musician, having performed with many fine musicians including Howard Aibel, Gilbert Kalish and Anastasia Khitruk.
Alexandra has participated in the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont and the Bowdoin Chamber Music Festival in Maine, where she performed some of the most adventurous traditional and contemporary chamber music compositions. She has also performed as an organist and harpsichordist – both as a soloist and in an ensemble, and pursues an interest in composition.
Some of Alexandra’s latest performances involve lecturing as well as performing. Her most recent performance project (which was part of her Doctoral research project) was a lecture-recital on the topic of “Encores of the Golden Age of Pianism.” In other recent projects, Alexandra explored such topics as innovative piano compositions (“The Revolutionaries: Intrepid Piano Music”) and piano transcriptions of vocal/instrumental and ballet music (“Grand Piano: Strings a capella”). Alexandra is committed to exploring the undiscovered or unjustly forgotten piano miniatures.
Alexandra Beliakovich is a recipient of the scholarship from the Belarusian President’s Special Fund for Talented Youth (2004 and 2005), Roy M. Rubinstein Piano Performance Award (2010), and Helen Cohn Award (2016). In 2015, Alexandra was named an Outstanding Citizen of the City of New York by the City Countil.
From 2004 to 2006, Alexandra was an Advanced Student of piano and organ under Jury Gildiuk at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. She has since earned her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Solomon Mikowsky.
Flutist Carl Gutowski has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician for nearly 40 years. He has been a featured soloist on WQXR in New York and WOMR in Massachusetts, WVKR in Poughkeepsie, NY, and WPRB in Princeton, NJ.
Recent performances have included flute/guitar recitals at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center with guitarist David Temple, and in the Concerts Con Brio series in Poughkeepsie.
Carl begin his flute studies with Tacy Edwards, principal flutist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
He continued his studies with William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra and with John Solum at Vassar College. He has performed in master classes with Paula Robison, Maurice Sharp and Lady Jeanne Galway. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from Vassar College and an M.S. in Computer Science from Tufts University.
After college Carl followed a career in Software Development and has worked for the past 25 years developing systems in air traffic control, publishing, education, e-commerce and finance. He is currently a Software Architect at Innovest Systems, LLC. Carl is also the Concert Manager of the Howland Chamber Music Circle in Beacon, NY. (https://carlgutowski.com/)