Ksenia Nosikova, professor of piano at the University of Iowa, will come to the University of South Dakota where she will hold a piano masterclass and a recital.
The masterclass will take place Feb. 23 while the students and community members from Vermillion will have the opportunity to hear Nosikova’s music at 7:30 p.m. on February 24 in Colton Recital Hall.
Freshman Dawson Deming said the piano recital will be helpful to students.
“This piano recital will help the USD students realize there is a career in music. It will show how their hard work and dedication will pay off,” Deming said.
Deming said Nosikova will tell students in her class how they can improve their skills and put more passion into their work, and at her recital she will demonstrate it.
“I expect her to show that her passion for music was turned into a career,” Deming said.
Yamini Reddy, a student at USD said she is really excited about the class and is more than happy to attend.
“I am counting down the days,” Reddy said. “I have heard so much of her music. To see her perform live would be an opportunity I would not miss,” Reddy said.
Music professor Susanne Skyrm said the class will be beneficial to students. Skrym also said she is expecting an exciting performance.
“This will be enormously helpful to USD students. Part of a music student’s education is hearing great artists perform, and since we do not have the opportunity to hear as many big name artists as folks in New York, Chicago or other big cities, this is a great opportunity for our students,” Skyrum said.
Nosikova, who presented more than 70 masterclasses in the U.S. and abroad, will perform for students and faculty at no charge.
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