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Pleasanton pianist to present free concert at 2 p.m. today in Livermore church

Classics plus Joplin make for relaxing afternoon

Pleasanton pianist Naren Krishna, a recent high school graduate, is presenting a free concert for the public, with pieces by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Joplin.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. July 17 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St. in downtown Livermore.

Krishna began piano lessons at the age of 5 and has played for National Guild of Piano Teachers at the national level for eight consecutive years, receiving "Top Talent" each year. He recently obtained his high school diploma in social music through the guild.

The pianist is a third-degree black belt in tae-kwon-do and is at an advanced level in the Israeli martial art form, Krav Maga. He also volunteers at the Stanford Health Care Emergency Room on Sundays.

Krishna is trilingual, speaking French, English and his mother tongue, Tamil. His academic interests include programming, robotics, electrical engineering and neuroscience. He plans to major as an undergraduate in computer science at UC Berkeley.

The piano concert is being hosted by Galina's Music Studio in Livermore. To hear a sample of his playing, search "Naren Krishna -- Montage 2016" on YouTube.

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