HEBRON — Hebron Academy will present an evening of premier chamber music on Nov. 2 when it continues the Cohen Concert Series.

The concert series brings world-class classical musicians to the Hebron campus to perform for students and the public for free. The first of three in this school year’s series will feature instrumentalists Jan Muller-Szeraws on the cello and Adam Golka on the piano.

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Hebron Academy’s Lepage Center for the Arts, 309 Paris Road in Hebron.

“Both are true virtuosos of their respective instruments and we’re excited for them to perform at Hebron next week,” Liza Tarr, communications coordinator at Hebron Academy, said.

The free concert series of more than 10 years comes through the generosity of 1951 Hebron Academy graduate Saul B. Cohen and his wife, Naomi, who established the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation.

Cohen, a former Hebron Academy trustee and president of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Massachusetts, told the Sun Journal last year that he supports the concert series to fulfill his sense of obligation to the academy for its educational training, to expose young people to classical music and to support early stage, but professional musicians.

Cellist Muller-Szeraws has been a soloist, chamber musician and teacher on three continents during his career. Recent performances have been with the New England Philharmonic and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. He is on faculty at the Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Mass., and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Performances have included solo engagements with the New England Philharmonic, the Concord Orchestra, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

Pianist Golka is the winner of two of America’s most prestigious pianistic awards: the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award and the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association.

A first generation American, Golka’s career has soared after winning first prize in the second China Shanghai International Piano Competition in 2003, according to information provided by Hebron Academy. In March 2010, Golka made his Isaac Stern Auditorium debut at Carnegie Hall, playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto with the New York Youth Symphony. Golka’s solo and chamber music appearances have taken him to venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall in New York and Musashino Hall in Tokyo, and many prestigious festivals.

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