The Rising Stars Piano Series was founded in 2003 by SCC board member and pianist, Liliane Questel, a graduate of the Brussels Conservatory and the Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory under the guidance of Leon Fleisher . The series mission focuses on performance opportunities primarily for participants and alumni of Pianofest of the Hamptons. These highly talented pianists attract a loyal following. The Tenth Anniversary Season in 2013 celebrated some of those musicians who by then were not “Rising Stars” anymore but celebrated performers.
The Rising Stars Piano Series is made possible by:

Liliane Questel, pianist
Southampton Cultural Center
Member of the Board
Founding Director, Rising Stars Series

Konstantin Soukhovetski, pianist
Member of the Board
Managing Director, Rising Stars Series


Fall 2021 Performances!

After a COVID-19 hiatus, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our Fall 2021 Season!

Both of these remarkable pianists are Pianofest favorites, and will, no doubt, bring their admirers much-anticipated musical rejoicing. On October 23, Cliburn medalist and Concert Artist Guild winner Fei-Fei will play a recital of beloved romantic repertory. On November 20, Do-Hyun Kim, who has just added a Second Prize at Busoni Competition and Grand Prize at the Chicago International Music Competition to the impressive list of awards, including a victory at 2017 YCA auditions, will bring his probing artistry to the East End.
As always our concerts are on Saturdays at 6 pm.

Fall 2021

Saturday, October 23

Do-Hyun Kim
Saturday, November 20

Spring 2020

Alexey Pudinov
Saturday, April 4

Do-Hyun Kim
Saturday, April 18

Matthew Griswold
Saturday, June 13

Fall 2019

Soyeon Kate Lee
Saturday, September 7

Robin Giesbrecht
Saturday, September 28

Kara Huber
Saturday, November 9

Spring 2019

Mikael Darmanie
Saturday, April 6

Michelle Cann
Saturday, April 27

Nathan Lee
Saturday, May 18

Fall 2018

Petite Soirée Musicale & Fiscale 
Hosted by Liliane Questel & Konstantin Soukhovetski
November 10, 2018

Tomer Gewirtzman
Saturday, Sept. 29th

Summer 2018

Alevtyna Dobina & Matthew Maimone
Monday, August 20th, 6pm

Spring 2018 Performances

Niccolo Ronchi
Saturday, April 7

Do-Hyun Kim
Saturday, May 19

Fall 2017 Performances

Bryan Wallick
Saturday, September 2

Igor Lovchinsky
Saturday, October 7

Jacopo Giacopuzzi
Saturday, November 11


Spring 2017 Performances


Leonid Nediak
Saturday, April 22 • 7 pm

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht
Saturday, May 13 • 7 pm

Vincent Ip
Saturday, May 27 • 7 pm


Fall 2016 Performances

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Saturday, September 17 • 7 pm

Nicholas King
Saturday, October 1 • 7 pm

Fei-Fei Dong
Saturday, November 5 • 7 pm

Previous Performances

  • Greg Anderson
  • Michael Berkovsky
  • Zsolt Bognar
  • Michael Brown
  • Michelle Cann
  • Kimberly Cann
  • Fei-Fei Dong
  • Tanya Gabrielian
  • Tomer Gewirtzman
  • Jacopo Giacopuzzi
  • Robin Giesbrecht
  • Matthew Graybil
  • Miao Hou
  • Kara Huber
  • Gleb Ivanov
  • Esther Keel
  • Nicholas King
  • Natalia Lavrova
  • Jeewon Lee
  • Soyeon Lee
  • Martin Leung
  • Igor Lovchinsky
  • Zahari Metchkov
  • Anthony Molinaro
  • Hunter Noack
  • Anna Polansky
  • Antonio Pompa-Baldi
  • Awadagin Pratt
  • Vassily Primakov
  • Daria Rabotkina
  • Elizabeth Roe
  • Andy Russo
  • Mohamed Shamseldin
  • Jiayin Shen
  • Margarita Shevchenko
  • Rui Shi
  • Katya Sonina
  • Konstantin Soukhovetski
  • Anna Stoytcheva
  • Jiayan Sun
  • Viktor Valkov
  • Gilles Vonsattel
  • Orion Weiss
  • Di Wu
  • Chenxin Xu
  • Qi Xu
  • Kwan Yi
  • Wei-Jen Yuan
  • Keru Zhang