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Pianist Grisha Krivchenia to perform at Western Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

March 29, 2016

Pianist Grisha Krivc
Pianist Grisha Krivchenia to teach a master class at Western on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The Performing Arts Department at Western Wyoming Community College welcomes internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Grisha Krivchenia to campus this week for a series of student classes and workshops, including a Friday master class at 4 p.m., and for a live concert performance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This April 2 performance, and the April 1 master class, are free and open to the public and will be held in the WWCC Theatre.   

Krivchenia is a composer and pianist who divides his time between Santa Fe and the Seattle area, and who plays concerts around the world. He enjoys a busy performance schedule, and his compositions are realized by professional ensembles throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Recent premieres have taken place in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Bucharest. Abundant Silence, of Denver, publishes his vocal and chamber music.

Krivchenia completed his studies at Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied piano with Sedmara Rutstein and composition with Jeffrey Mumford.

Friday’s master class will have six of Western’s music students performing selected pieces and receiving feedback and instruction from Krivchenia. The community is welcome to attend.

Krivchenia is currently a composer for Santa Fe-based Lifesongs, an intergenerational arts project that promotes social inclusion and dignity for elders and people in hospice care. Central to the Lifesongs process is the artist-facilitated creation of original musical works by elders, residents of nursing homes, and hospice care patients. Previously, Krivchenia founded the music program at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor, Washington.

Western Wyoming Community College and the Performing Arts Department are pleased to welcome pianist and composer Grisha Krivchenia to campus this week, and they welcome Sweetwater County’s many music lovers to campus on Friday at 4 p.m. for the master class and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for the free concert in the WWCC Theatre. For more information about this week’s activities, please contact Assistant Professor of Music Joshua Wentz, DMA, at jwentz@westernwyoming.edu or at (307) 382-1735.       



For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or aharton@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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