Master pianist Tamara Orlovsky to present concert at Huntington College’s Longaker Recital Hall

HUNTINGTON, IN---- Master pianist Tamara Orlovsky will present a concert at Huntington College on Thursday, April 6. The program will begin at 8 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $7 for all seats. The Merillat Centre Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations or further information call (260) 359-4261, or e-mail

Dr. Orlovsky is a Visiting Artist in Huntington College’s Department of Music. She is teaching piano during the sabbatical leave of Dr. Patricia Spedden during the spring semester of 2000. Orlovsky’s decision to teach at Huntington College came from her great enjoyment of the community during two previous performances at the Merillat Centre in 1992 and 1996.

Everywhere she performs, Tamara Karetkina Orlovsky receives rave reviews, critical acclaim, and standing ovations. Critics have called her a “dazzling virtuoso,” an “amazing pianist,” and “a master musician of astonishing technical ability.”

Playing with the symphony orchestra as early as age 10, the Russian native has an impressive resume. After studying at the Leningrad Conservatory of Music, Orlovsky earned her doctorate in music and piano performance from the Moscow Conservatory of Music. Dr. Orlovsky taught for eight years in the Special Music School of Leningrad, Russia. More recently, she has served as a professor of piano on the faculty of the University of Indianapolis.

Dr. Orlovsky has performed in numerous solo and chamber recitals, including performances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured in the Butler University Romantic Festival, the San Diego Music Festival, the Indianapolis Russian Festival, and Carnegie Hall. She is also the co-director of “Musique de la ferme Normandie” concert series in Indianapolis, and was a founding member of the New Russian Trio.

Dr. Orlovsky has performed at many European venues as well, including appearances with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra (Germany), the Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia), the Istanbul Music Festival (Turkey), the Bolzano Music Festival (Italy), and the Chicago Pro Musica in Bonn, Germany.

Music performance is among many distinctive programs available at Huntington College. Founded in 1897, the four-year Christian liberal arts college offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nearly 50 academic concentrations.

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