Celebrate the timeless music of Brahms, Schubert, Grieg, Dvorak, Liszt, Mussorgsky and American composer Samuel Barber on Dec. 2 at Greenhill Winery and Vineyards.

Kick off the holiday season and support the Middleburg Music Fest International, a non-profit organization. Local artist Miguel Diaz’s passion for the piano moved him to conceive the annual music festival and to explore inviting globally acclaimed masters and rising stars of the keyboard to visit and perform. This event includes a post-concert reception – included in the ticket price – where the attendees can meet the artists and enjoy wine with lite bites. Greenhill Winery and Vineyards is located at 23595 Winery Lane, Middleburg, Virginia.

The Middleburg Music Fest International once again delivers the excitement of the virtuosic piano
world. On December 2nd at 4 p.m., pianists Katerina Zaitseva and Nikita Fitenko will be performing
their favorite piano compositions at the Greenhill Winery Barrel Room. The program will take the
audience through selected compositions by Schubert, Chopin, Grieg, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and
Rachmaninov.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and Yamaha Artist Nikita Fitenko has performed recitals and
with orchestras at important venues throughout Europe, Asia, South and North America. He holds
degrees from the Saint Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (BM) and from the University
of North Texas (MM & DMA). He has also recorded seven commercial CDs for Altarus and Classical
Records labels. Dr. Fitenko has been invited to serve on numerous international piano competition juries. He currently holds the position of Chair of The Department of Music Performance at the Rome School of Music, Drama and, Art and at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and he is also the Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Middleburg Music Fest International.

Praised by Fanfare magazine as a pianist with an “imaginative and colorful approach”, Katerina Zaitseva has performed at major venues in the United States, Europe and Asia. Her six CD recordings released by the Classical Records label have garnered international acclaim. She is a winner of national competitions and awards including the MTNA Competition, SMU Concerto Competition, Von Mickwitz Prize in Piano as well as the University of North Texas Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award among others. Dr. Zaitseva holds her DMA degree from the University of Maryland, Master of Music from the Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of
Music from the University of North Texas, and Diploma from the Music School under the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia. She is also faculty and the Levine School of Music.

Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.com. Attendees may also pay by cash or check at the door. Space is limited. For logistical purposes, Middleburg Music Fest International prefers advanced purchases through Eventbrite.com. This event is taking place thanks to the generous contribution of the Town of Middleburg, as well as the co-sponsoring participation of Greenhill Winery and Vineyards and Jordan Kitt’s Music.

Follow the Middleburg Music Fest International on Facebook and/or visit the website middlegburgmfi.org.