I had the opportunity to be in your community recently and attend the piano recital by Anastasia Rizikov, which was hosted by Classical Pianists of the Future. Her presentation and performance were superb.
However, I would like to express even bigger kudos to co-directors of the recital series, Al Williams and Lance G. Hill. Their attention to detail and the enormous effort to bring this amazing child to Binghamton was truly a gift beyond comparison. Young pianists from local studios were brought in and seated in the front rows of the Tri-Cities Opera Comples, allowing them to fully experience all Anastasia shared.
What a wonderful thing to have gentlemen such as these who so graciously give of their time and resources to give young peoople this kind of experience. I can only hope that your community recognizes how fortunate they are to have these gentlemen so tirelessly serving your area.
Reviewed by Ms. Cindy Hessong, Three Rivers, Texas, who is a piano teacher there. Viewpoints, Press and Sun-Bulletin, December 15, 2009