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Freaney and Friends concert to feature Kirichenko

FALLBROOK – The Freaney and Friends free June concert will be held Tuesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the library and will feature celebrated Ukrainian pianist Dmitry Kirichenko.

Kirichenko began his musical education under the Soviet system which selected only the best and most talented students for artistic study. At the age of 17 he was accepted into the Stolyarsky School of Music. His determination and brilliant artistic ability earned him recognition and acceptance into one of the higher education institutions in the world, the Moscow Conservatory, which led to his graduate studies at Odessa Conservatory.

After finishing his studies, he received the Soviet equivalent of a PhD in three categories: soloist, orchestra leader and teacher of piano. Kirichenko tenured 15 years as the creative director and vice president of the Music School for Children in Odessa, Ukraine.

After arriving in the U.S. in 1989, he became a member of the Music Teachers Association of California and National Guild of Piano Teachers. Later, he became the president and primary piano instructor of the Kirichenko School of Music in San Diego, where he offered private instruction for children, music majors and adults.

Kirichenko’s California concerts have been held at the University of San Diego, Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, the Lyceum Theater SD, Poway Center for Performing Arts, Palomar Performing Art Center and also in eastern and western European cities.

His program at the library will include Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons: Op. 37b, January through December, as well as Schubert's Impromptus Op. 90 N3 and N4. He couples a bravura technique with a very personal approach to each work, ensuring unforgettable performances.

The concert is supported by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library. The library is located at 124 S. Mission Road.

Submitted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library.


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