Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Morwenna Boyd, guitarist

The Ferris Burtis Music Foundation is happy to announce the latest young performer whom they are aiding in her education. Morwenna Boyd is a classical guitarist who is studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

She is studying with Michael Kudirka, a former student of William Kanengiser. While solo work is the core of the program, she is also taking part in an excellent guitar ensemble.

The Foundation has given her a grant to help with her tuition and plans to continue this help throughout her college years.

This year the Ferris Burtis has given $9000.00 to several young musicians for their study and for their careers.

Julian Müller is a 'cellist at Indiana University who is also a part of the Foundation. He is in his first year there.

Yevgeny Kutik is in the midst of a brilliant career. He makes his début at Alice Tully Hall on December 7th  playing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Riverside Symphony. For tickets

The Elektra Ensemble is also having a busy season with concerts throughout the United States.

In June, all of these fine musicians will come together to present the Second Annual Ferris Burtis Music Foundation Concert to raise funds to continue the work of the Foundation. More will be announced closer to the date of the concert.

Gifts to the Foundation are appreciated. If you wish to help support these young artists, please send a check made out to Ferris Burtis Foundation, %Berkshire Taconic Foundation, 800 North Main Street, Sheffield, CT 01257.

You may contact Mr. Burtis at , or 413 258 4456 for more information.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Yevgeny at Alice Tully Hall

The Ferris Burtis Music Foundation is proud to announce the debut of brilliant, young violinist Yevgeny Kutik at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. He will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D Minor  with the Riverside Symphony under the direction of George Rothman.

To order tickets for this concert go to:

Yevgeny is represented by Parker Artists:

Yevgeny has been aided in his education and career by the Ferris Burtis Music Foundation whose goal is to help young classical artists. They are also helping the Elektra Ensemble, , Jullian Muller, 'cellist, who is in his first year at Indiana University and Morwena Moore-Boyd, guitarist, who is studying at the Interlochen School of Music in Michigan.

If you would like to help this Foundation continue its work with young musicians, gifts may be sent to:
Ferris Burtis Foundation, 800 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257. Or for information, contact me at

Future engagements for Yevgeny include October 30, 2011, Benefit Concert for MOTL, Greensboro, SC, November 5, 2011, Mozart 3rd Concerto, East Texas Symphony, February 7, 2012, Concert for JFNA, Sarasota, FL, March 5, 2012, Concert for The Bohemians, New York City, March 18, 2012, The Hammond Series, Hingham, MA, March 28, 2012, Solo Concert, UMass, Amherst, MA, March 30, 2012, Mendelssohn Concerto, UMass Symphony, UMass Amherst, MA, April 10, 2012, Concert/Presentation, Boston, MA, April 16, 2012, Project in Europe, April 25, 2012, Totenberg Celebration, Boston, MA, May 5, 2012, Saint-Saens Concerto, Ludwig Symphony, Atlanta, GA, May 19 and 20, 2012, Norddeusche Philharmonic. Rostock, Germany,Tchaikovsky Concerto, May 23, 2012, Solo concert at the Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle, Czech Republic, June 8, 2012, Polish Embassy, Washington, DC, August 15-17, touring in Europe.