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MN Varsity Showcase Artist to appear in two St. Paul concerts

Cellist Mark Prihodko
Cellist Mark Prihodko, 18, of Faribault performs Hungarian Rhapsody in the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert at the Fitzgerald Theater. (MPR/Courtney Perry)

At last Sunday’s Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert, seven accomplished young performers and composers took to the Fitz stage to share their artistry with an enthusiastic audience in the hall and a live statewide radio audience.

One of these amazing young musicians will perform again this and next weekend. Sunday, May 8, at Hamline’s Sundin Hall, and next Friday, May 13, at Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 18-year-old cellist Mark Prihodko of Faribault, Minn., will be joined by pianist Miryana Moteva — together known as Nouveau Duo — for programs of Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann, and Popper. Sunday’s concert details can be found here; next Friday’s here. You can also hear last Sunday’s concert here.

Mr. Prihodko recently learned that he was accepted at the Juilliard School and plans to attend there this fall.