The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva in its next concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
This GBCCA event is open to association members. No single concert tickets are available. Full-time students will be admitted for a $5 donation at the door.
Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her potent command of the instrument, her unique interpretations and innovative programming. Just as much, she has been praised for enchanting audiences with philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.
She has performed in more than a dozen countries, including her native Ukraine, the United States, Russia, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland and Japan. Her venues and collaborations include the Kharkov State Philharmonic and 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 Terry Barber.
In 2013, Kiryayeva released the 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.
Kiryayeva gave her first solo recital at age 8 and her solo debut with orchestra at 11. She is one of few classical pianists who completed both bachelor’s and master’s 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 Arts.
GBCCA season memberships will be available at this concert. Memberships offered include $50 for adults; $10 for full-time enrolled students; $110 for a family membership including two adults and all dependent children living in the same household; and $110 for a grandparent package for two adults and up to four minor grandchildren.
Those purchasing memberships at the concert are advised to arrive early. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Season membership cards will be given at the time of purchase at the concert. Two shows are remaining in this season, Alina Kiryayeva and the All-American Boys Chorus.
For more information about GBCCA, visit the association’s web site: www.goldenbeltcca.org.