First Posted: 3/7/2012
Pianist Ron Stabinsky, will accompany Elise Henkelman March 16, at 8 p.m.at the Arts at First Presbyterian Church concert.
Cellist Henkelman is currently studying music performance and education at Carnegie Mellon University. She performs frequently throughout Northeastern Pa. and the Pittsburgh area and has had the opportunity to perform with orchestras in many of the world's great concert halls. In April of 2011, she competed with the Zelkowicz String Quartet and won third prize in the Silberman Chamber Music Competition. Due to her successes during the 2010-2011 academic year, Henkelman was awarded the Mary and George Wilkins Scholarship for an Undergraduate Cellist. Stabinsky received his first musical lessons at the age of five from Michael Hoysock, his grandfather. In January 2007, he began presenting a series of music performances in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area of Pennsylvania by local musicians and guest artists from around the world, primarily but not exclusively focused on improvisation. Stabinsky was also the 2008 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship.