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Stanly County Concert Association presents Paul and Sophia: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, 2 Hearts

Paul Chandley is from the mountains of east Tennessee and western North Carolina. A child prodigy, he could read music notes before he could read words. Sophia Pavlenko, born in Siberia and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, was also a child prodigy who wrote her first composition at age 5. Consummate solo performers, they met when the Kiev Symphony and Chorus lost one of its U.S. venues and substituted a performance in the small North Carolina town where Paul was director of the Trinity Music Academy. It was love at first sight. Sophia spoke little English, Paul spoke no Russian, but according to...

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Stanly County Concert Association presents Paul Saik

The third concert of the 73rd Season of the Stanly County Concert Association is Paul Saik. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Paul Saik began playing the piano at 3, and at 13 had the position of pianist at First Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi. At 16 he became head organist. With his Bachelor of music degree in piano, Paul won numerous awards, and studied abroad at the University of London. At Baylor University Paul earned a Masters of Music in both piano and organ. An accomplished vocalists as well, Paul performed with opera companies around the world and on Broadway. He leads religious...

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