Krivchenia brings classical piano event to Shumei, Crestone


CRESTONE — Sunday February 18th at 2 p.m. join Shumei in Crestone for an afternoon of classical music with Grisha Krivchenia. Grisha Krivchenia is a composer and pianist residing in Santa Fe and the Seattle area. He enjoys a busy performance schedule. Professional ensembles throughout North America and Europe realize his compositions and recent premieres have taken place in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Bucharest.

Grisha completed his studies at Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied piano with Sedmara Rutstein and composition with Jeffrey Mumford. Other teachers include Lewis Nielson, Eric Larsen, Marilyn Neeley, and Falko Steinbach.

Grisha has devoted the past few years to exploring ways in which a musical career can intersect with a life of public service. In 2007, Grisha founded the music program at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor (WA), where he taught for seven years. In 2008, Grisha collaborated with students, families, and the Gates Foundation to build a recording studio for all Friday Harbor youth. He writes original music with veterans, hospice patients, and refugees in an effort to tell the stories of those who usually go unheard.    

To hear examples of Grisha's work visit or look him up on YouTube.

Call 256-5284 or visit for further information. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.