Our Upcoming May Pops Concert

May 6, 2pm at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen

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Avik Sarkar will be performing the 1st movement of Chopin's 1st piano concerto

Avik Sarkar is a seventeen-year-old pianist, cellist & composer, who is currently a junior at Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N), Cambridge, MA. He is 2018-2020 Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar. He studies piano with Mana Tokuno and Alexander Korsantia at the New England Conservatory (NEC) and has been a student of Niva Fried for several years. Avik has also won top prizes at several international and national piano competitions, including Future Stars International, The American Prize, Forte International Music, New York International Artists, Louisiana International, and Hartford Chopin International Piano competitions. He has won first prize at NEPTA, MTNA, MMTA, and Steinway Society of Massachusetts piano competitions multiple times. He has performed in recitals at Cadogan Hall in London, UK, Symphony Hall in Boston, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and was heard on WGBH Radio, NPR, Boston. Avik enjoys bringing music to the community and raised over $5,000 for refugees in the Boston area by organizing a classical music benefit concert. Aside from music, he enjoys competition math, writing poetry and watercolor painting.