Virtuoso violinist Yevgeny Kutik will perform this Valentine's Day at the CSI Center for the Arts.

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a classical musical performance by Yevgeny Kutik, a dynamic 24-year-old Russian American violinist whose virtuoso performances have drawn worldwide critical acclaim. Along with international prizewinner pianist Timothy Bozarth, this one-night-only event will feature selections from Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Kati Agocs, Maurice Ravel, and Henryk Wieniawski. Presented in the Springer Concert Hall on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:30pm.

At age 24 Kutik is rapidly gaining attention as a highly acclaimed and sought-after artist on the concert stage today. He recently made his New York City orchestral debut with the Riverside Symphony. The New York Times said that his violin projected “an old-fashioned rhapsodic style, which was magnified by Yevgeny Kutik’s rich, sweet tone.” Kutik’s violin was crafted in Italy in 1915 by Stefano Scarampella, one of the finest 20th-Century instrument makers.

Yevgeny Kutik made his first debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Maestro Keith Lockhart in 2003. Since then he has been unstoppable. Aside from being extremely talented, he is also generous. Kutik works closely with the United Jewish Communities (UJC), performing in programs across the country to raise awareness and promote the assistance of refugees from around the world, a cause which he holds very close. For more information on Yevgeny Kutik please visit his Website .

This free concert requires advanced reservations. Tickets can be reserved in person, by phone, by mail, and online through the CFA Box Office, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P, Room 113, Staten Island. Box Office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, and Saturdays from noon to 3:00pm. You may also contact the Box Office at 718.982.ARTS (2787), or visit the CFA Website.

This presentation is funded by the Shugrue Cultural Development Fund, created by the late Dr. Michael Shugrue.