GNS - Elena KlionskyInternationally noted concert pianist Elena Klionsky will present a special recital featuring classic and contemporary compositions at Great Neck Synagogue on Sunday, November 9, at 3:00 p.m. The program is sponsored by Lorraine and Harold Domnitch, chairman of the congregation, in memory of Lorraine’s sister, Rosalind Mordkofsky.

Elena Klionsky gave her first public performance at the age of six. Upon her family’s relocation from St. Petersburg to the U.S. in 1974, she continued her studies at the Juilliard School where she subsequently earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

As a high-school student, she made her first appearance in Lincoln Center in New York with the National Music Week Orchestra conducted by Julius Grossman. Ms. Klionsky performed her recital debut in New York to a sold-out audience in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She made her professional orchestral debut performing before 15,000 people on the same bill as Itzhak Perlman with the Chattanooga Symphony under the baton of Vakhtang Jordania. Her solo recitals, orchestral appearances, and TV and radio performances have taken her across the United States to Canada and Mexico and through Western Europe to Southeast Asia. In her native Russia, she has performed with the leading orchestras, including Moscow State Symphony, St. Petersburg Camerata, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, and Russian Federal Orchestra.

Admission is complimentary and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Mark Twersky at the synagogue office: 516-487-6100 or


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