A young Russian-born pianist plays Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with music director Stefan Sanderling and the Florida Orchestra this weekend. Natasha Paremski was born in Moscow in 1987, began her piano studies at age 4 and moved in 1995 with her family to Fremont, Calif. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory and became a U.S. citizen in 2001. Her prizes include the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist award for 2006. The program's Russian theme continues with selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet score. Concerts are at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; and 8 p.m. Monday at Morsani Hall of Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $19-$54. (813) 286-2403; toll-free 1-800-662-7286; floridaorchestra.org.
Hot ticket| John Fleming, Times performing arts critic
Russian pianist Natasha Paremski to perform
© 2015 Tampa Bay Times