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Noted Pianist Performs Benefit Concert Series In Fairfield

Alex Beyer
Alex Beyer Photo Credit: Contributed

SOUTHPORT, Conn. – Fairfield resident and notable international pianist Alex Beyer will return to the Pequot Library’s concert hall for his third summer series.

Last year’s three-concert series was so popular that each concert was performed to a nearly sold-out audience.

This summer’s series starts on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and will benefit music programs for all ages at Pequot Library.

Beyer, on piano, and John Lee, on cello, will perform works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev. Tickets are $25 in advance online or $30 at the door.

Beyer has acquired an impressive array of prestigious concert appearances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he was the bronze medalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards.

In the last year, he has been a guest soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury and Bridgeport symphony orchestras, among others.

Lee was born in 1994 in New York and began playing cello at the age of 8. At 10, he entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division. Lee has given performances in the Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall, Paul Hall, the New World Center and Paine Hall. He has appeared on NPR's radio show "From the Top," The Young Musician's Forum in Schenectady, N.Y. and was named a 2012 YoungArts Finalist.

Additional concerts in this series include July 6 with Beyer on piano and Stella Chen on violin and Aug. 25 with Beyer on piano.

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