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Kevin Afhat will perform at the 98th VFMC Annual Convention

  • South Hill Presbyterian Church 914 n Mecklenburg Avenue South Hill, VA 23970 (map)

As an artist that “leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse” (Seattle Times), Canadian-born pianist Kevin Ahfat is acclaimed to be “poised to become one of the young heirs of the classical piano realm, with a bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution” (Vanguard Seattle). He has appeared as a multi-faceted artist at venues and festivals nationally and internationally, most notably at Boettcher Hall in Denver, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Fumin Hall in Kyoto, Japan, and Troldhaugen in Bergen, Norway. He has performed with a wide range of artists and orchestras including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Roman, Paul Katz, and Ani Kavafian, and the Colorado, Seattle, Juilliard, and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestras. In addition to being a two-time winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, he has won top prizes at numerous competitions worldwide, including the Schimmel International Piano Competition, Steinway & Sons Concerto Competition, and the inaugural Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition. Currently, Mr. Ahfat continues his studies with Joseph Kalichstein and Stephen Hough at the Juilliard School. He also works as part of the Juilliard Global Ventures team, helping to develop new digital learning environments to reach musicians across the globe.