Fourteen students from the studio of Yaroslav Kargin, a string teacher in Fairfield County, performed at Waveny Care Center at the VI Annual Studio Recital.

The concert featured works by Baroque masters J .S .Bach, J. C. Bach, J. P. Martini and A. Vivaldi; classical period composers F. J. Haydn and L. van Beethoven; romanticists C. M. von Weber, G. Rossini, O, Rieding, M. Reger and N. Rimsky-Korsakov; composers of XX century S. Joplin, R. Rodgers, C. Nunez, H. Mancini, J, Kern, J. Higgins and S. Tsintsadze. Besides that American, Mexican and Kenyan folk songs, fiddle tunes, songs from the Broadways classics and popular music were performed.

Students hail from different parts of Connecticut.

The New Canaan performers were Katharine and Elizabeth Kuchinski. Other participants included Kaida Ning and Elena Brennan of New Haven, Shangda Xu of Cheshire, Alec Zemborain of Branford, Michael Bogaev of Weston, Melanie Lust and Matthew Boehmer of Westport, Michael White of Norwalk, Marc Andrew Robin of Stamford, Connor Harris of Riverside, Kenzo Otsuka of Cos Cob and Christopher Collins of Greenwich.

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, South Korea, China, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, former Yugoslavia, the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Kargin has performed with world-renown conductors and soloists, including Kurt Mazur, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Montserrat Caballe, Eugeny Kissin and others.

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

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Currently he is playing numerous solo and chamber music recitals and with Symphonies and other groups, including Young Soloists of New York Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra New England, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale Camerata and Yale Glee Club. Kargin is a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall, Broadway and Yamaha Artists Studios.

He is on the International Advisory Board of the Connecticut International Young Artist Competition and was the head juror for the Competition in 2006 and 2007. Mr. kargin has been cast to play violin on-camera in film productions, including "Everybody's Fine" with Robert de Niro, "Sex and the City 2" with Liza Minelli, and the current HBO series "Mildrey Pierce."

Kargin has taught at Gnessins' Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia), Yale School of Music, the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is on the faculty at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho, Brazil, as the Professor of Viola.

In his teaching method Kargin strives to continue great traditions of the Russian string school nourished by David Oistrach and Isaac Stern. Love of music and enjoying playing it are the main keys in his pedagogical strategy.

Kargin maintains a private violin and viola studio in New Canaan. For more information, email yaroslav@aya.yale.edu.