Saturday October 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Culpeper County High School
Alina is a professional concert pianist and chamber musician
globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique
interpretations and clarity of sound. Her new program, Modern
Piano, is a fusion of classical and popular styles from the most
exciting and colorful master works by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven.
Brilliant light-classical music.
Professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva is
best known for her innovative approach to presentation
of classical music. Just as
much, she has been praised for enchanting audiences with
philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.
Ms.Kiryayeva has performed in more than a dozen countries, including
her native Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Mexico, France, Germany,
Austria, Italy, Holland and Japan. Venues & collaborations include
the Kharkov State Philharmonic & State Opera Theatre Orchestras, The
Imperial Valley Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphonic Ensemble
Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, the Morse Recital Hall, the Concerto Takes
Manhattan Series at Yamaha Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and Library
of Congress (Washington, D.C.). She has also toured with the
clarinetists Charles Neidich and Maksim Shtrykov, and counter-tenor
In 2013, Kiryayeva released solo piano album “Sonatas,” which she
recorded at New York City’s Klavierhaus, helmed by Grammy-nominated
sound engineer Patrick Lo Re. It was featured on 150th broadcast of
"Women in Music" on CKWR Radio in Ontario, Canada. Her second album
– “Moving Pictures” (2016) - was accompanied by over a hundred
concert appearances in United States and Canada.
Kiryayeva gave her first solo recital at age 8 and her solo debut
with orchestra at 11. She is one of few classical pianists that
completed both Bachelor and Master degrees at The Juilliard School
of Music on full scholarship; and was also awarded the Fannie
Gottlieb-Harkavi Scholarship and Susan Rose Piano Scholarship. Her
awards include First Prize winner of Italy’s Senigallia
International Competition, and top prizes in the Grace Welsh
International Competition and the California Young Artist
International Competition. Kiryayeva has been honored by Ukrainian
President Leonid Kravchuk, with the State Award for Achievements in
In addition to Kiryayeva’s performing and teaching career, she is
currently conducting research on the relationship between classical
and popular music as a candidate for a Doctoral degree at The City
University of New York.
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