Grisha Krivchenia – Sunday, May 14th at 2pm
Lauded as “the coolest classical musician around” (Santa Fe Reporter) and “presiding over outstanding technique” (Bergisches Zeitung), Grisha Krivchenia is a versatile artist whose performances and original compositions enthrall audiences throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Grisha will offer an all-Beethoven program including three iconic piano sonatas.
Piano sonata no 18 in E-flat major, opus 31 no 3 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
2. Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
3. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
4. Presto con fuoco
Piano sonata no 14 in C-sharp minor, opus 27 no 2 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
1. Adagio sostenuto
3. Presto agitato
Piano sonata no 14 in C minor, K 457 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
1. Molto allegro
Piano sonata no 31 in A-flat major, opus 110 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
2. Allegro molto
3. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo
Grisha Krivchenia is a versatile artist whose performances and original compositions enthrall audiences throughout the Northern Hemisphere. He enjoys a busy touring schedule, and his compositions are realized by professional ensembles worldwide. Recent premieres have taken place in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Bucharest.
Grisha studied at Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Victoria School of Music. In 2007, Grisha founded the music program at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor. His solo piano and chamber music is published by Abundant Silence Publishing and CCC Music Company.
Grisha takes a special interest in using art to amplify voices that might otherwise go unheard. He writes music in collaboration with hospice patients, veterans, and recovering addicts and recently completed a song cycle based on interviews with Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.