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Melodiya Chamber Ensemble – February 27, 2015

Sergey Rakitchenkov is the Associate Principal of the Viola Section in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. He has performed chamber music in the Bay Area and in Europe for 26 years. His latest appearances include solo performances at the Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, the Musical Academy in Bergamo, a solo performance with the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra at the music festival in Gosau in Austria, and a series of concerts in Germany. He has a long history of collaboration with longtime friend and musical partner Arkady Serper-pianist, composer, and professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Crowden School. Arkady has had many appearances as accompanist and as a soloist in concerts all over Europe. They will perform works by J. S. Bach, W. F. Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Bartók, Smirnov and Enesco.