JFS Greenwich Announces Recital to Benefit Ukraine on Feb 4

JFS Greenwich announces a Recital to Benefit Ukraine featuring Victoria Esposito, soprano and Alex Ruvinstein, piano at Temple Sinai Stamford.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
4:30pm: Pre-neg & Havdalah
5:30pm: Recital

428 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-1649

Register here.

Victoria Esposito

Victoria Esposito, soprano, is a native of Connecticut. Most recently, she was an Emerging Artist with Opera Idaho for their 2021-2022 Season. Victoria appeared in their productions of The Merry Widow, Carmen, and Dead Man Walking, as well as various recitals and concerts throughout the season.

Victoria has been seen performing in concerts throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including a Centennial Celebration of Bernstein, featuring excerpts from Candide.

Victoria has performed with Opera Steamboat as First Nymph in Dvorak’s Rusalka. She previously appeared with their Artist Institute as the Statue of Liberty in Milton Granger’s The Proposal. Other roles include Olympia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the New York Opera Forum; Cinderella in The True Story of Cinderella; the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring with the Miami Music Festival. Victoria had the distinct pleasure of premiering Faye-Ellen Silverman’s contemporary cantata, A Free Pen, during the completion of her Masters in Vocal Performance at Mannes College.

While at The Boston Conservatory, where she received her Bachelors in Music, Victoria performed as a featured soloist with the Conservatory’s Women’s Chorus, Buxtehude’s Laudate pueri dominum, Stravinsky’s Four Russian Peasant Songs; and the with the Conservatory’s Chorale, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse. Currently, Ms. Esposito is a cantor and soloist for St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, Stamford, CT. She is also a featured performer with St. John’s Festival Choir in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Ms. Esposito is a student of Dan Marek. Follow Victoria at VictoriaEsposito.com.

Alex Ruvinstein

Alex Ruvinstein, piano, is a Russian-American classical pianist. He won the XXVIII International Competition in Salerno, Italy (1995) as part of the four hands duo with O. Gurevich. Alex is a winner of the Ibla International Piano Competition in Ragusa, Italy (1996) in the solo and four hands duo divisions, the National Ukrainian Piano Competition for college graduates in Kiev, Ukraine (1985), and other local and regional piano competitions he participated in as a student. Alex was born in 1966 in Polyarnyi, Russia, above the Arctic Circle, and began his music studies at the age of five. In 1985, Alex received his Bachelor’s degree from the Uman State College of Music where he studied with Professor Viktor Patricio. In 1992, he received his Master’s at the Gnesin Academy in Moscow under Professor Vera Nosina. After receiving his Doctorate with Professor Naum Starkmann at the Maimonides State Academy in Russia (1995), Alex worked as Professor of Piano and an accompanist for cellists and singers at this Academy. In 1997, Alex immigrated to the United States and made his American debut at the Union County Art Center in New Jersey. Since then, he has performed in various concert halls in Kansas, Delaware, Connecticut, and other states.

His solo and chamber music performances include recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Greater Princeton Steinway Society, New York Library Concert Series, the United Nations Concert Hall, the Bechstein Piano Centre, and the National Opera Center in New York City, among others. Alex was a member of the Memling Ensemble, directed by Metropolitan Opera violist Vincent Lionti. He has appeared on Russian and Ukrainian Television. Alex works at SUNY New Paltz and Kaufman Music Center in New York City and Temple Sinai in Stamford, CT. Alex lives in Riverdale, New York with his wife Yelena and their sons, Michael, David, and Anthony.