The Billings Symphony announced on Tuesday that internationally acclaimed pianist, Mackenzie Melemed, will perform at the Billings Depot on December 1 at 7 pm. The press release says Melamed will perform sections of Rachmaninoff’s Nov.7, 1942 recital at Carnegie Hall.

This talented musician began playing the piano at only three years old when his grandfather bought him his first keyboard. He found the keyboard at a yard sale for just a dollar. Now at 27 years old, Melemed has become one of the world’s foremost pianists. He has won numerous prestigious awards since the start of his career. He won the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2019 Leo. B. Ruiz Carnegie Hall Recital Prize. Melemed also won the 2018 Arthur Rubenstein Prize. 

Mackenzie Melemed has also performed at several famous venues, including the White House, Helsinki Music center, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and Carnegie Hall. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Symphony and the KBS Symphony. Melemed is known as a remarkable chamber musician. During his performance at the Billings Depot, he will be joined by Billings Symphony String Principles. Cody Byrom will play the cello, Randy Tracy and Megan Karis will play the violin, and Amy Letson will play the viola. 

Melamed’s performance is part of the Sukin Series from the Billings Symphony. Refreshments will be provided at the no-host bar. Tickets are available online or by calling 406-295-3610