Southampton Arts Festival

Talent-rich festival broadens musicians' experience

Artist Teacher and Associate Professor of Violin Dmitri Berlinksy joined five MSU students, an MSU bass alumnus, and other award-winning musicians in performing at the Southampton Arts Festival in New York in August.

Berlinsky and internationally acclaimed violinist Mikhail Bezverkhny performed two Bach concertos for violin at the opening program of the four-year-old festival. The program, “Bach on the Terrace,” was the first classical concert at the new Parrish Art Museum and was broadcast on U.S. Russian TV to Russia, Canada, Israel, and the United States.

Watch the Russian TV interview about the festival.


Later in the festival, Berlinsky's students performed with the International Chamber Soloists and in student concerts with musicians from Northwestern University, Mannes College, Eastman School, and Venezuela's El Sistema.

The Southampton Arts Festival is an international classical music celebration showcasing today’s leading musicians and prodigy students. The festival offers a two-week young artist program, private and chamber music lessons for professional students, and master classes that are open to the public.

Berlinsky co-founded the Southampton Festival in 2010 with Elena Baksht, a Russian-born pianist. The festival's goal is to combine world-class performances with an extensive educational program and to create an ideal environment for sharing ideas and talents among musicians.

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