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Kargin, students give annual recital

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Yaroslav Kargin and his students recently presented the ninth annual recital at the Waveny Care Center. Bottom row from left, Peter Gabriel III, George Gabriel, Brandon Bao and Soma Narita; middle row, Kenzo Otsuka, Thomas Minar Jr., Elena Brennan, Nicole Satanovsky, Sofia Pronina and Saneyuki Matsuoka; top row, Yaroslav Kargin and Jordan Song.

Yaroslav Kargin, a violin and viola performer who has a studio in New Canaan, recently presented his ninth annual recital at the Waveny Care Center.

The concert featured compositions representing a variety of periods and genres, including Baroque with pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Telemann; classical, Rieding, Offenbach, van Beethoven, Clementi, Rossini and Seitz; romanticism, Strauss and Dvorak; popular and film, Mancini, "Frozen," and "Imagine Dragons"; and jazz: Fujino.

The student musicians hail from New Canaan, Weston, Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Cos Cob, New Haven, Hamden, Milford and Farmington.

As a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Kargin, a native of Moscow, Russia, has performed and recorded in Moscow, St. Petersburg, many cities in Russia and the former Soviet Union, in Japan, China, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, United States, Brazil and Argentina. He has performed with world-renowned conductors and soloists, including Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Montserrat Caballe and Eugeny Kissin.

Currently, Kargin has an active performing career in Connecticut and New York City, being a frequent artist at Carnegie Hall, Broadway, Yamaha Studios and other venues.

Kargin studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and the Yale University School of Music.

He had taught at the Yale University School of Music and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is on the faculty at the Festivals Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, and Edição Verão in Itu, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the professor of viola.

In his teaching method, Kargin is striving to continue the traditions of the Russian string school started by David Oistrach and Isaac Stern.

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