Alumna Performs at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival

Event Details

Date: July 29, 2009

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Belbas Theater at Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD

Ticket Info: Order tickets online through the Washington Pavilion Box Office ( or by phone at 605.367.6000

Zarina Melik-Stepanova, Augustana class of 1999, will be a featured artist during the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival July 23 through August 5.

Melik-Stepanova will perform a professional recital on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Belbas Theater at Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls. She will be performing with Jose Luis Hernandez Estrada, Karren Melik-Stepanov (Augustana Cello Instructor/Chamber String Ensemble Director), and a chamber orchestra.

In addition to performing, Melik-Stepanova is leading a master class on Friday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the Belbas Theater.

Dakota Sky International Piano FestivalMelik-Stepanova is Assistant Professor of Piano at Oklahoma State University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music and the coveted Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Natalya Antonova.

Tickets are required for the recital, but kid concerts, master classes, and lectures are free and open to the public. To purchase tickets, contact the Washington Pavilion Box Office.

The Dakota Sky International Piano Festival brings world-class young artists to Sioux Falls during a two-week summer music event. The festival includes solo and chamber music recitals, master classes for piano students, free and open to the public lectures on the multi-faceted world of music, and educational opportunities for children, including children’s concerts.

Washington Pavilion Box Office
Phone: 605.367.6000
Toll-Free: 1.800.877.WASH.PAV