Russian Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky to Perform Thursday Concert In Weatherford

Piano virtuoso Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform this Thursday, March 24, in Weatherford.

Gliadkovsky’s performance will take place at 8: 30 p.m. in the Weatherford High School Performing Arts Center, and the concert is in loving memory of  former SWOSU faculty member Joyce Adams Curtis.  Admission is free.

He will be featuring world masterpieces by J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, F. Liszt and R. Schumann.

Sponsors of the event include a cross-section of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Weatherford communities: the Weatherford Arts Council, Rev. Torrey Curtis, Dr. James South, SWOSU Spanish Club, SWOSU Spanish Honor Society, SWOSU Department of Language and Literature and Weatherford Public Schools. 

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. 

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).  He is the chair of the Department of Music in Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA).

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.