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Russian Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky to Perform March 14 Concert in Weatherford

March 5, 2013

Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky 

Piano virtuoso Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform Thursday, March 14, in Weatherford.

Gliadkovsky’s performance will take place at 7 p.m. in the Weatherford High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

He will be featuring world masterpieces, including Hispanic, Russian and American composers.  The sponsors of the event include a cross-section of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Weatherford communities: the SWOSU Spanish Society, Department of Music, Department of Language and Literature, Weatherford High School choirs and the Weatherford Arts Council. 

Since making his first public appearance at the age of 6, Gliadkovsky has toured extensively on three continents performing piano and organ recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in various cities in Russia, including Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi, Maliy and Rachmaninoff Halls, St.-Petersburg Philharmonic's Glinka Hall, as well as in Italy, England, Poland, Mongolia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States. 

Kirill Gliadkovsky was born in Moscow and has studied music since the age of 5. Gliadkovsky attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where his teachers included renowned musicians Lev Vlasenko, Mikhail Pletniev (piano) and Leonid Royzman (organ).

Gliadkovsky will also offer a master class to SWOSU music students.   For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Peña at cynthia.pena@swosu.edu or 580.774.7052 or Dr. Héctor Garza at hector.garza@swosu.edu or 580.774.3093.

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