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    Piano & Harp Rendez-vous musical event presents a world class harpist Alena Bystritskiy and a Piano Duo AleAnya (Anya Grokhovsky and Alena Gorina). We invite you to enjoy classical selections of Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and others. The event will take place on May 25th at 7 PM at the Hope Lutheran Church in Austin. Free admissions.

    This event was made possible by the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division.

    About the artists

    Russian born, Alena Bystritskiy, studied harp with Professor Marion Hofmann at the University of Music and Theater Rostock in Germany.

    Alena Bystritskiy is a winner of major international harp competitions: 2007 " Verband der Harfenisten in Deuscthland e.V.", 2007 the Franz Josef Reinl competition, and 2005 the "Deutsche Bahn" competition.

    Mrs. Bystritskiy made her appearance with Berliner Symphoniker Orchestra, RBB Symphony Orchestra, The North German Philhamonic Orchestra, Neubrandenburg Philharmonia Orchestra, and Goettingen Symphonia Orchestra.

    Piano Duo AleAnya
    Alena Gorina & Anya Grokhovski are pianists with extensive concert experience as both soloists and chamber musicians who came together to share their love of piano ensemble repertory. Their programming is greatly influenced by their cultural and educational roots. Alena was born, raised, and educated in Belorussia (formerly, the Soviet Union) and Anya in Moscow, Russia. Needless to say, Russian music holds a special place in the hearts of Duo AleAnya. Both Alena and Anya hold doctoral degrees in piano performance; Alena from University of Texas at Austin and Anya from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Currently, Alena is a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos and Anya is the Artistic Director of Musical Bridges Around the World, a non-profit cultural and educational organization based in San Antonio, Texas.

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