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Venue changed for pianist

An Ironton Council for the Arts performance by Ukrainian-born virtuoso classical pianist Alina Kiryayeva has had a change of venue.

Because all gatherings at Ohio University have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, she will now perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Kiryayeva performed her first solo recital at age eight and her solo debut with an orchestra at age eleven. She was the first prize winner of the Senagillia International Competition in Italy and has also claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions in the U.S. She was honored by the Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, with the State Award for Achievements in the Arts.

Kiryayeva is one of very few classical pianists that completed both Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Juilliard School on full scholarship. She has toured the Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Italy, Japan and the U.S and has performed with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Kiryayeva is also an avid chamber musician, having collaborated with an array of esteemed artists.

This is the last performance on the Ironton Council for the Arts 2019-20 subscription concert series. Admission is $10 and tickets are avail- able at the door. Ohio University students are admitted free with ID.