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The Rising Stars Piano Series: Mohamed Shams at Southampton Cultural Center

April 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Rising Stars Piano Series: Mohamed Shams

In 2010 Shams was a semi-finalist at the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, winning the prestigious Bryden Thomson prize and a one-year scholarship – extended to two – at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Glasgow, Scotland.

In July 2011, he joined the faculty of the International Music Academy in Pilzen, the Czech Republic. He has participated in master classes by world-famous pianists including Sergie Dorensky, Nikolai Petrov, Idil  Biret, Ramzi Yassa, Gyorgy Sandor and Nikolay Demidenko. In June 2013, he was chosen to participate in the select Hamptons Pianofest, directed by pianist Paul Schenly.

Shams was the featured artist on New York’s classical music radio station, WQXR, on the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase, hosted by Robert (Bob) Sherman in September 2012, and featured twice again in October 2014, and a fourth time in April 2015.

In addition to his performances as a solo recitalist, Shams has participated in numerous chamber music concerts in Europe and the USA. He is a member of Chamber Music America. He is also an accomplished accompanist.

Mohamed Shams made his Carnegie Hall debut on April 15 2015, with a solo recital in Weill Recital Hall.

General admission: $ 20; Students under 21 attend at no charge.


April 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Southampton Cultural Center
25 Pond Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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