Pianist Kalina Mrmevska to perform Nov. 17

COOKEVILLE – There will be a music performance by award winning pianist Kalina Mrmevska in Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will feature a Macedonian solo and collaborative folk songs and piano works.

Mrmevska has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestra soloist in Italy, France, Turkey, Germany, Spain, USA, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Poland and Serbia. 

Her recent engagements include solo and chamber music recitals in USA and Spain, and a European tour (Germany, Hungary, Austria and Macedonia) of the piano-cello duo Art Vanguard which she co-founded. 

She has received the Jeff Bradley Award from the University of Denver, Colorado, as well as the prestigious Staller Scholar Award from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she completed her Doctoral of Musical Arts in piano performance under the mentorship of the renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish.

Mrmevska is a working teaching artist and educator. At Stony Brook University in New York, she coached individual piano students and the undergraduate chamber music ensembles. She taught undergraduate courses in History of Music and Theory as an Adjunct Faculty and was Assistant to the Director of the children’s and adult programs at the Community Music Program.

She serves on the piano faculty at Mahanaim, a post-secondary institution in Huntington, New York.

Mrmevska serves as a regular jury member at various competitions, including the Long Island Conservatory Soloist Competition, Danube International Concerto Competition, Sound Symphony Solo Competition and Yamaha Piano/Breckenridge Concerto Competition

In 2016, Mrmevska joined the faculty at Danube International Concerto Masterclass and Competition in Budapest, Hungary where she also served as a co-artistic director of the summer academy.

In 2019, she joined the distinguished piano faculty at Scriabin Summer Piano Academy in Tuscany, Italy, where she continues to teach individual lessons and lectures on selected topics from the history of European music.

Admission to Center Stage events is free unless otherwise noted.  

Center Stage events are paid by student fees and open to the public with priority seating given to students.  Many guests provide additional educational opportunities for students through workshops or master classes during their residencies.  Email or call Liz Kassera, Center Stage Coordinator, for more information at lkassera@tentech.edu or (931) 372-3637.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is located in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville.

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