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Fancovic to perform as part of Shell Point arts series

By Staff | Jan 15, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Peter Fancovic

Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands, at 14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers.

Born in Slovakia, Fancovic began his musical career at an early age as a soloist with the Conservatory’s Symphonic Orchestra and Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, winning first prize in the National Conservatory Competition. He received his master’s degree in piano performance at Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

In addition to his accomplishments as a classical pianist, Fancovic has performed his own jazz transcriptions and renditions of early jazz piano music. He has been awarded prizes in the J.N. Hummel Piano Competition in Slovakia, as well as the Marinsk Lzn? International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition in the Czech Republic.

Attendees can enjoy fellowship and a dessert reception with Fancovic following the concert.

Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or 239-454-2067.