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Alina and Maria Piano Recital
Alina and Maria Piano Recital

EXQUISITE MUSIC OF THE PAST
Presented by Pianists Maria Gorodetskaya and Alina Uddin

Recital

Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Kawai Piano Gallery, 5800 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-904-0001

Biographies

Alina Uddin

Originally from Ukraine, Alina Uddin is an accomplished pianist, teacher, chamber performer and concertmaster. Uddin has appeared on concert stages throughout the world, including Ukraine, Egypt, Spain, Morocco and America. She began her piano studies at the age of 7 and gave her first solo recital, “Evening of Waltzes,” at the age of 11.

While a student, Alina participated in numerous regional and national competitions and festivals. She was awarded Best Performance at the Sumy Piano Competition and received a scholarship from the Bortniansky High School of Arts and Culture in the Ukraine, from which she was awarded an Associate of Arts degree in Music. At the Slobojanshina Young Artist Piano Competition, she garnered a full scholarship to study at the National P.I. Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. The International Piano competition “Nueva Acropolis” held in Madrid, Spain gave her additional opportunities to appear internationally.Throughout her studies, she has had the opportunity to work with a number of distinguished piano teachers including Michail Stepanenko, Alla Zadirackaya, Valentina Skoromnaya, Nelli Ldova, Aleksandr Ldov, Iya Pavlova and Lyudmila Martsevich.

Alina has taught piano to a wide range of students for over 18 years. Her goal is to enrich the lives of children and others through the understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to serve as an inspiration for the next generation of musicians.

Maria Gorodetskaya

Russian pianist Maria Gorodetskaya began her career as a winner of the “Young Pianist Tchaikovsky Competition” in Ukraine. She made her concert debut performing Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major and Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons” at the Odessa Philharmonic Concert Hall.

Recognizing Maria’s exceptional musical ability, her family moved to Moscow, where Maria attended Russia’s Moscow Conservatory College. While a student, she actively performed for the MCC Concert Series.

She won second place overall in the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, France, winning the concerto competition with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto 1. She has also participated in a number of international festivals in Russia, the Czech Republic and the USA.

Maria Gorodetskaya received her first master’s degree in music from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music, and her second master’s in music from the University of Florida Gainesville. Currently Maria lives in the USA with her family, where she is teaching and performing extensively.

YAN SHEN - Concert Pianist - Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m
YAN SHEN - Concert Pianist - Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m

YAN SHEN
Concert Pianist

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Kawai Piano Gallery-Houston, 5800 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX
Phone: 713.904.0001

Artist Biography

Formerly a tenured piano faculty member of the Guang Zhou Conservatory of Music, China (2005-2010),

Yan Shen holds a DMA in Collaborative Piano and Artist Diploma in Solo Piano Performance from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Shen received an M.M. in Piano Performance at Wu Han Conservatory of Music in China, and a B.M. from the Guang Zhou Conservatory of Music.

Yan Shen is a prize-winner in numerous international competitions, including the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, the Guang Zhou International Piano Competition, the  Beijing First International Piano Competition, and the Beijing National Young Artist Piano Competition, among others. Dr. Shen has performed solo and chamber recitals internationally, including at Carnegie Hall, Xing-Hai Concert Hall, Wu Han Concert Hall, Hunan Concert Hall, and Hong Kong City Hall. She has also given performances at numerous music festivals, including the Basel Music Festival, and performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Hong Kong Metropolitan Pop Orchestra, the Xing Hai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and the Hunan State Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Shen is a resident artist of HK Metropolitan Pop Orchestra and a piano faculty member of the Hong Kong International Concerto/Ensemble Competition and Festival.

Alina Uddin
Alina Uddin

ALINA UDDIN
Concert Pianist

Recital

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Kawai Piano Gallery-Houston, 5800 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX
Phone: 713-904-0001

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Artist Biography

Originally from Ukraine, Alina Uddin is an accomplished pianist, teacher, chamber performer and concertmaster. Uddin has appeared on concert stages throughout the world, including Ukraine, Egypt, Spain, Morocco and America. She began her piano studies at the age of 7 and gave her first solo recital, “Evening of Waltzes,” at the age of 11.

While a student, Alina participated in numerous regional and national competitions and festivals. She was awarded Best Performance at the Sumy Piano Competition and received a scholarship from the Bortniansky High School of Arts and Culture in the Ukraine, from which she was awarded an Associate of Arts degree in Music. At the Slobojanshina Young Artist Piano Competition, she garnered a full scholarship to study at the National P.I. Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. The International Piano competition “Nueva Acropolis” held in Madrid, Spain gave her additional opportunities to appear internationally.Throughout her studies, she has had the opportunity to work with a number of distinguished piano teachers including Michail Stepanenko, Alla Zadirackaya, Valentina Skoromnaya, Nelli Ldova, Aleksandr Ldov, Iya Pavlova and Lyudmila Martsevich.

Alina has taught piano to a wide range of students for over 18 years. Her goal is to enrich the lives of children and others through the understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to serve as an inspiration for the next generation of musicians.

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlinaUddin

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EVENTS LOCATION

Kawai Piano Gallery
5800 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057, USA
https://www.kawaipianoshouston.com/
713-904-0001

Hours
Monday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm