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Supplied photo Michael Rudiakov Music Academy faculty and students.

MANCHESTER >> The Michael Rudiakov Music Academy (MRMA) will present its Spring recital on April 3 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. Violin, viola and cello students of Deanna Baasch, Vesela French, Joana Genova, Ariel Rudiakov and Jared Shapiro and Suzuki violin students of Elizabeth Kilpatrick will showcase what they have learned during the course of the semester. Students' ages and levels vary from 4 year olds who are just learning how to hold the instrument to high-school seniors who would be giving their farewell performance at MRMA before going to college.

Manchester Music Festival is a year-round organization offering classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Festival produces classical music concerts throughout the year, including summer concerts at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Manchester Chamber Orchestra, and holiday concerts around the Northshire. MMF hosts renowned musicians and provides a full-scholarship summer chamber music program for pre-professional performers. For children, MMF's Michael Rudiakov Music Academy provides private lessons in violin, viola and cello, and a youth string ensemble.


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MMF performs free concerts and residencies in area schools, and each July the organization offers Music Discovery Week, where children can take a week of instrumental lessons with a member of MMF's Young Artists Program.

For more information on Manchester Music Festival's concerts and programs visit www.mmfvt.org or call 802-362-1956.