With a bravura program for two pianos and piano-four-hands, the Russian piano virtuosi, Vassily Primakov and Konstantin Soukhovetski, return to Southport to play the annual Benefit Concert for Music for Youth and its free Young Persons' Concerts, Saturday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m at Trinity Church in Southport.

A special added attraction will be appearances by Alex Beyer, local piano wunderkind, and gifted soprano Erica Intilangelo, Music for Youth 2010 scholarship winner.

The program will include Rachmaninoff's "Suite No.2 for Two Pianos," Mozart's "Sonata in C for Four Hands," Mendelssohn's "Concerto in E for Two Piano" and Ravel's "La Valse for Two Pianos." Included in the ticket price, $50 for adults and $25 for students, is a post-concert dinner party.

Vassily and Konstantin were both born in Moscow, began music studies at an early age and later at the legendary Moscow Central Special Music School.

Vassily came to America after winning First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2002. Highly praised debut recitals followed and performances with leading orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad while he continued studying with Jerome Lowenthal at Juilliard. Juilliard gave him the prestigious Petschek Piano Recital Award with a debut at Alice Tully Hall.

Featured on the cover of the June 2009 International Record Review as "a pianist of first rank," his recordings of Beethoven Sonatas and Chopin Concertos continue to receive rave reviews.

Konstantin's career has followed a similar course. He began piano studies at four, later entering the Moscow Central Special Music School. Before coming to the U.S. to study at Juilliard, he toured throughout Europe. His bachelor and master of music degrees are from Juilliard, where he won the Arthur Rubenstein Prize and the Petschek Award, with a debut at Alice Tully Hall. He received his Artist Diploma while studying with Jerome Lowenthal.

Vassily and Konstantin have known each other since childhood, are good friends and have shared the stage and piano many times before.

The Benefit Concert is presented annually by Music for Youth to fund its many free programs, while offering the community an evening of wonderful classical music.

Call 203-227-1611 or e-mail vanhoorn@optonline.net for tickets or visit www.musicforyouth.net.