Anton Sinkov's introduction to music at age 4 was on the piano.
But it's his expertise with the classical guitar that fills up an auditorium of music lovers.
The 2003 Richland High grad plans a concert June 29 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland. Showtime is 8 p.m.
"I will be playing music by Bach, Tarrega, Koshkin, Albeniz, Barrios and others," Sinkov said.
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Sinkov, who still lives in Richland, started taking guitar lessons when he was 6 while growing up in Moscow, Russia.
He studied with well-known Russian guitarist Vlasdislav until he was 14, when his family moved to the Tri-City area. For a time he also studied with Brazilian guitarist Eduardo Meirnhos.
Since his family came to the U.S., Sinkov has won many music awards, including the Washington Music Educators Association competition in 2003.
He's performed as a solo act as well as in ensembles around the Northwest.
Sinkov holds a bachelor of music degree in guitar performance from the University of Washington, where he studied with notable guitarists Steven Novacek and Michael Partington.
Doors open for his performance at 7:30 p.m. at the auditorium, which is on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.
Admission is $10 at the door.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org