LENOX, Mass.— Russian-American Yevgeny Kutik, will be the featured guest violinist with Berkshire Lyric in the Spring Masterworks Concert in Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, 297 West St., Lennox on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m.
During the all Haydn program, Kutik will be the soloist and conductor for Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and will join the orchestra as concertmaster for Haydn’s “The Creation.”
Kutik was a Berkshire Lyric competition winner as a young teen, and his mother and first teacher, Alla Zernitskaya, is the director of the string program at Pittsfield High School.
Russian-American Kutik is a native of Minsk, Belarus, He immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of five.
Passionate about his heritage and its influence on his artistry, Kutik is an advocate for the Jewish Federations of North America, the organization that assisted his family in coming to the United States, and regularly speaks and performs across the United States to both raise awareness and promote the assistance of refugees from around the world.
Kutik earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory and resides in Boston. Stefano Scarampella crafted Kutik’s violin in Italy in 1915.
Berkshire Lyric is a community of choruses where singers ages six to 83 explore choral art.
Ticket and other information is available online at www.berkshirelyric.org.