Piano dedication concert at Encinitas Community Center Jan. 26

Svetlana Smolina, 2020.jpeg
Pianist Svetlana Smolina

Piano funded via the 88 Key Program

2018 began with the launch of the 88 Key Program to raise funds for a 9’ concert grand piano for the Encinitas Community Center. The program was a success and on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m., the community is invited to hear the first concert. Russian pianist Svetlana Smolina will perform a program of music by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Kapustian and Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The concert is presented by the City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts. Tickets are $20. The Community Center is located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024.

Smolina has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. A recipient of the New Names scholarship program, her notable appearances with orchestras include the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Mozarteum and Hollywood Bowl. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory and a DMA from the University of Michigan.

For tickets, visit For more information, contact Jim Gilliam, arts program administrator for the City of Encinitas, (760) 633-2746 or email,

Sign up for the Encinitas Advocate newsletter

Top stories from Encinitas every Friday.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Encinitas Advocate.