Krivchenia to perform at Shumei

Grisha Krivchenia returns to Shumei International Institute on Sunday, January 27th at 3 p.m.

CRESTONE — Grisha Krivchenia brings a matinee classical piano event to Shumei in Crestone on Sunday, January 27th at 3 p.m.

Join Shumei for an afternoon of classical music with Grisha Krivchenia. Krivchenia is a composer and pianist residing in Santa Fe and the Seattle area. He enjoys a busy performance schedule. Professional ensembles throughout North America and Europe realize his compositions and recent premieres have taken place in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Bucharest.

Grisha completed his studies at Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied piano with Sedmara Rutstein and composition with Jeffrey Mumford. Other teachers include Lewis Nielson, Eric Larsen, Marilyn Neeley, and Falko Steinbach.

Krivchenia has devoted the past few years to exploring ways in which a musical career can intersect with a life of public service. In 2007, Krivchenia founded the music program at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor (WA), where he taught for seven years. In 2008, Krivchenia collaborated with students, families, and the Gates Foundation to build a recording studio for all Friday Harbor youth. He writes original music with veterans, hospice patients, and refugees in an effort to tell the stories of those who usually go unheard.    

To hear examples of Krivchenia ‘s work visit http://grishakrivchenia.com or look him up on YouTube.

Call 256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org for further information. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.


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