Our church has secured classical pianist Sam Rotman to provide a concert for our community on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Multi-Use Complex at Camp Verde High School.  Sam will also provide a sample of his music and a short testimony in our service and at Beaver Creek Baptist Church that morning.

Sam is a born again Jew, a Jew for Jesus and will give his dynamic testimony as a part of the concert.  The concert is free to the public and we hope to draw a large crowd as the complex can seat 400.  A love offering will be received at the door for those who would like to give.  Mr. Rotman is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music in New York City with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees.  While a student he received nine awards in the form of grants, scholarships and prizes.  He has also been among the winners in five piano competitions in the United States and Europe.  His most prestigious award was that of Laureate Winner in the 4th International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Austria.  In 1978 Mr. Rotman participated in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia.  In May 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from the Master's College where Dr. John MacArthur is President.  He is the only recipient of such an Honorary Doctorate in the school's history.

He has given over 2,900 concerts in more than 61 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Carribean, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa, India, China and Russia.  Mr. Rotman has devoted a specific area of his musical life to the study and performance of the works of Beethoven.  Beginning with a series of all Beethoven concerts in 1970 (the Beethoven bi-centennial), he was presented on Public Broadcast Systems in a special Beethoven concert.  Mr. Rotman continues to perform the works of Beethoven in recital and with orchestra.  He has served on the jury of international piano competitions, both in the United States and Europe.  For almost 20 years he served as director of the Piano Department of Mercyhurst University where he also served for 10 years as Director of the D'Angelo School of Music.  He has released four recordings and a video, "The Music and Testimony of a Jew for Jesus."  His testimony has been dramatized for radio by "Unshackled" and is available for purchase.  He has excellent reviews from many countries including the United States, Sweden and France.  Sam made his debut at the age of 16 with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra before an audience of 6,000 and was proclaimed by the "Baldwin Keynote Magazine" as "a pianist with abundant potential."  Be sure to put this concert on your calendar and plan now to attend and invite your friends and relatives.