NICEVILLE — The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is hosting a series of performances by international and national guest artists.

The next recital will feature award-winning pianist Tomer Gewirtzman 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Tyler Recital Hall. The hall is located in the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased  by phone, web or at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office. Call 729-6000 or go to

Gewirtzman's many prizes and accolades include first prize in the 64th Wideman International Piano Competition (2014); third prize in the inaugural Midwest Piano Competition in Iowa in June 2014.

He is also the most recent winner of the America - Israel Cultural Foundation's Aviv Competition that took place in December 2013, where he won both the piano prize named after Rafi Guralnik and the audience prize named after Meira Gera.

Gewirtzman is currently working toward the Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School in New York, as a student of Maestro Sergei Babayan.

He is a proud recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship award. Prior to Juilliard, He studied for one year at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He completed the Bachelor of Music degree with honors under the guidance of Prof. Arie Vardi at the Buchman-Mehta Academy of music in Tel-Aviv.

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