Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Young Pianists Festival Concerts at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Leavenworth, WA – the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts has unveiled its 2012 Young Pianists Festival featuring pianists Oksana Ezhokina and Jody Graves in  exciting evenings of piano music,  for solo piano and piano four hands by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Bizet, Poulenc and Piazzolla Sunday, July 29 & Saturday, August 4, 7PM at Canyon Wren Recital Hall - 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth

Oksana Ezhokina is Icicle Creek's Artistic Director & Resident Pianist, member of the Icicle Creek Piano Trio; chamber performances at Klasik Keyifler Festival in Turkey, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Phillips Collection inWashington, DC; appointed Chair of the Piano Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma starting the Fall of 2011.
Oksana Ezhokina photo by Keith Brofsky

Jody Graves is recognized nationally as a distinguished artist and teacher of piano. Her recital engagements as a soloist and collaborative pianist take her across the United States and abroad. She has performed concerts in Austria, Norway, France, Scotland, Germany, Japan, and in May 2006 toured in the Persian Gulf serving as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. The Middle East Tour, with the Sapphire Trio, included concerts in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The press reviews have called their performances "exciting...imaginative and compelling." In April, 2010, she was invited to judge the National Palestinian Piano Festival in Jerusalem, and following that event toured the West Bank region with the Sapphire Trio performing concerts and giving master classes in such cities as Bethlehem and Ramallah. The Sapphire Trio will return to the Middle East for a concert tour and master classes in April, 2011 which will include Jordan, Nablus, and various other cities in the West Bank.

Then on Sunday, August 5th at 1PM  you can watch  talented young pianists perform- Free Admission.

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