From Russia with Love
March 10 @ 3:00 pmFree - No Cost
From Russia with Love is:
- Rachmaninov: Vocalise
- Alfred Schnittke: Suite in Old Style Opus 80
- Mark O’Connor: Strings and Threads Suite
- Rodion Shchedrin: In the Style of Albeniz
- Pavel Kazaryan
About Olga Smola
Since August 2016 Olga has served as a Visiting Professor of Music in the School of Music. She was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia and graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2004 and finished her PhD program there in 2012. During her career, Ms. Smola received stipends from the program “New Names,” a part of the Bistrizkaya Fund and from the Fund of Culture of Russian Federation.
In the period of time from 2002-2004, Olga has been a member of the American Chamber Music ensemble “Amirus,” as well as the faculty member of the USA-Portugal International Music Festival.
In 2005, Olga won the 1st prize at the 2nd Taneev’s International Chamber music competition as a member of “Alliance Trio.”
Her solo touring credits include performances in Monaco, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, France, England, Azerbaijan and throughout the Russian Federation.
In 2006-2007 and in 2012 she played solo tours in the United States. She has repeatedly performed in the Russian Embassy in Washington, as well as the United States Embassy in Moscow.
She plays solo and ensemble concerts in different styles of music: classical, jazz, rock, electronic music as well as the ViolinDJ and sound producer.
Olga Smola online
About Yulia Kalashnikova
Yulia Kalashnikova is a native of Kazan, Russia. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in accompanying, chamber music, performance and pedagogy from Kazan State Conservatory in Kazan, Russia, where she studied with Alfia Burnasheva and Yuzefina Sokolskaya.
Before coming to Omaha, Kalashnikova was a staff accompanist at Kazan State Conservatory as well as piano faculty at Palantai College of Music. As an accompanist, she performed extensively with Bel Canto Youth Choir, touring to China, England, and throughout the United States, including a performance at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. Currently, she is on the music faculty of Creighton University.
Kalashnikova is also an active performer in Omaha’s music scene, performing in the Organ Vesper Series and Omaha Chamber Music Society concerts, as well as with fellow faculty members, Omaha Symphony members, and college students. Most recently she performed with the late violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor at the Holland Center for the Performing Arts.