Grisha concert

Grisha krivchenia

Shaw Community Bldg.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

4:00 p.m.


Grisha Krivchenia is a composer based in Sante Fe and San Juan Island.  He enjoys a busy recital schedule throughout the American West, and professional ensembles worldwide have performed his work.  Recent premieres took place in Los Angeles, Denver, and Bucharest.  Grisha founded the music program at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor, where he taught for seven years.

Grisha takes a special interest in using art to amplify voices that would ordinarily go unheard.  He writes songs and choral music with hospice patients and disabled veterans.  In April 2016, he premiered “Refuge,” a song cycle based on interviews with Syrians living in exile with Iranian-American soprano Tara Khozein.

Grisha attended Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied piano with Sedmara Zakarian and composition with Jeffrey Mumford.  Abundant Silence publishes his chamber music.