Russian pianists Natasha Kislenko and Oksana Ezhokina will present their “One Hundred and Seventy Six Keys,” an evening of music for two pianos on Wednesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. at California State University, Fresno.
The vibrant program, which will include works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Shostakovich, will be presented in the Concert Hall located in the Music Building and (2380 East Keats Ave.).
The duo formed in 2000, when both pianists attended Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY pursuing their Doctorate degrees in Piano Performance. Kislenko moved to Fresno in 2002 to join the Fresno State Music Department as an accompanist. A prizewinner of many international piano competitions, she appeared on numerous occasions as a soloist, presenting several memorable recitals in Fresno. An accomplished accompanist and a chamber musician, she is well-known locally and nationally. In summers, she serves on the faculty of the famed Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.
Ezhokina is on the classical piano faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She also teaches a full piano studio at Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, Washington, and serves as Associate Director and Artist-in Residence with the Chamber Music Institute in Icicle Creek in the summers. The winner of piano competitions in Russia and the United States, she has given numerous solo and chamber performances in both countries.
Admission to the concert is $10 general; $5 faculty/staff; $4 students. Tickets may be purchased in the Music Department Box Office, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or at the Box Office beginning at 7 p.m. on March 1. Tickets are also available for purchase online by visiting the Music Department website at http:www.csufresno.edu/music. Contact: 559.278.2654