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World-Renowned Pianist Playing Benefit Concert in F.C.

(Courtesy Photo)
(Courtesy Photo)

Nikola Paskalov, a world-renowned pianist from Macedonia, will perform a special piano concert on Friday, Jan. 30, to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Campaign.

The concert, which will be held at a private home in Falls Church City, will feature selections from Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin. Food and wine will be served and a silent auction will also be held.

Paskalov, who currently resides in McLean, has appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields of London and has been awarded for his achievements by the Macedonia Association of Musicians. He has appeared on multiple recordings and productions of the Macedonian Radio Television, Yugoslav Radio Television, SJF Records and Croatian Radio.

The Student of the Year Campaign is a fundraising campaign held among high school students in the Washington D.C. Metro area.

Students and their teams raise funds over a six week period with the goal of being crowned “Student of the Year” for their efforts. Paskalov is a friend of local George Mason High School student candidate, Francesca King, who wants to raise $15,000 during the campaign.

“I’m so glad that Nikola has agreed to help us in this exciting event. The opportunity to hear such an accomplished artist in an up close and personal setting is unique and I hope that many people will take advantage of it,” King said. “Plus, it is all for a good cause, that makes it extra special.”

King’s younger brother was treated for T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia from 2009-2012 and she credits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with supporting her entire family throughout the ordeal.

Kings For a Cure, the Mason junior’s fundraising team, is made up of Cora Pototsky, Michelle McCann, Lindsey Carter, Michelle Kim, Abigail Smith, Madeleine Richter-Atkinson and Ziggy Thetard.

Tickets for this rare and intimate performance are $50 each. To reserve tickets, email King at or call 703-534-7550.