The Rising Stars Piano Series presents a recital

with Konstantin Soukhovetski in Memory of Liliane Questel

Saturday, May 25 at 6 pm

Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center For the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village

Tickets: $ 20 general admission if purchased in advance at or $ 25 if purchased at the door.

Students under 21 attend at no charge.


Liliane Questel

It was with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to Liliane Questel, our long-standing board member, founder of the beloved Rising Stars Series, and a great lady this March. 

She was a genuine original and cared deeply for classical music, particularly the piano. An accomplished, prize-winning concert pianist, Liliane mentored many of today’s leading pianists and played a vital role as a presenter, providing a performance opportunity for the crème de la crème of the pianists via the Rising Stars Series. 

Her stewardship of the next generation of pianists resonates worldwide through the many brilliant musicians gracing the international stages today. 

Her legacy will continue at the SCC, as we rename the Rising Stars a Liliane Questel Piano Series, continuing her work of forging the path for the future of piano music here, on her beloved East End of Long Island.

Join us for this special recital in Liliane’s loving memory. Paul Schenly will be the MC, and Konstantin will perform works by her favorite composers: Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Soukhovetski. Konstantin was the first pianist to perform in the Rising Stars Piano Series in 2002. He and Liliane were close friends and eventually managed the series together.

Konstantin will remain the managing director.



Konstantin Soukhovetski

Pianist, Composer, and Educator

The winner of 17 awards from prestigious international piano competitions, Konstantin has performed to critical acclaim at leading venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall (London), and The Louvre (Paris). Newly appointed the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Grand Piano Series in Naples, FL, Konstantin brings to Southwest Florida his dynamic combination of performance and audience interaction honed through his acclaimed lectures at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, at Singapore’s Academy of Music, at Latvia’s Jelgava Music School, and as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, the Juilliard School in New York City. Konstantin often served on the selection jury of the 2024 Cleveland International Piano Competition (where he took Bronze in 2003).

This season, Konstantin appears at the PianoFête Festival in Vashon, WA, the International Composers Symposium in Del Mar, CA, The Prizery, VA, Auburn Symphony, CA. and continues his Artist-in-Residency Pianofest in The Hamptons, NY. Konstantin’s The Pride Suite for piano is seeing its world premiers this season, as well as his first symphonic work – Once Upon The Spring – with the Auburn Symphony, CA, and Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras, CT.

Recent highlights: Absolute Classics tour of the UK, the Batura Festival in St. Sebastian and Canary Islands (Spain), Odyssiad Festival in Fort Collins, CO, Grand Piano SeriesFL, and ProtoStar’s Innovative Series in La Jolla, CA, to name a few. Konstantin’s recent orchestra appearances include Naples Community Orchestra,  Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, and Pegasus: The Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Born in Moscow to a family of artists, he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, where he double-majored in piano and composition. 


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