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Student Stories : Mar 29, 2017

SOM student performs at Carnegie Hall for third time

University of Florida student Melanie Richardson, a dual major in Music/Piano Performance and Chemical Engineering, will have an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, New York, for the third time on April 5, 2017. Invited by Carnegie Hall, Richardson will be performing in the 2017 benefit gala, Express Yourself Through Music, for music education and autism. She will be participating in the premier performance of composer Alexander Peskanov’s Azery Rhapsody as well as playing the third movement, Dilboz Horses.  

The concert celebrates the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani composer and educator, Jevdet Hajiyev.  The gala includes the talent of Miriam Burns (conductor), Jeffrey Werbock (guest artists), Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev (violinist), Esther Muradov and other young musicians from around the world.  

For further information on Express Yourself Through Music, visit