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Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th St., Seattle

$20 general; $15 students/seniors

Yuliya Minina, piano
Brian Chin, trumpet

Poulenc: Suite française
Shostakovitch: Concerto for Piano and Trumpet and String Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No. 40 in F Major

minina       chin

Philharmonia’s 40th anniversary season of concerts at St. Stephen’s highlights double concertos. Seattle Pacific University faculty members Yuliya Minina, piano, and Brian Chin, trumpet, step into the spotlight to perform the Concerto for Piano and Trumpet by Shostakovitch. Poulenc’s charming neo-classical Suite française opens the concert. It’s a “season of 40’s”, with Haydn’s Symphony No. 40 after intermission.
Dr. Yuliya Minina is a Ukrainian born pianist, an active teacher, soloist, and collaborative performer. She started her music education at the age of five in Odessa, Ukraine, where she graduated from the Odessa Music Academy. She moved to the United States to study in the Master’s of Fine Arts Program at the University of California, Irvine, and later completed her Doctorate in Music Arts at the University of Washington.
Currently Dr. Minina works as an adjunct piano faculty and a staff accompanist at Seattle Pacific University, as well as an instructor at Seattle Piano Academy. She has performed solo and with chamber groups in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Mexico and the United States. Dr. Minina has recently toured with the Baja California Orchestra. She and a Mexican-Ukrainian cellist Zhenia (Jenia) Kobylyanska have formed a piano-cello duo, giving recitals in Seattle (USA), Tijuana and Monterrey (Mexico).
Yamaha Artist Brian Chin is an international trumpet soloist and advocate for new music. He has commissioned and premiered many works as the Artistic Director of the Universal Language 21st Century Music Project. Brian also performs on baroque trumpet, is a co-­founder of the early music ensemble, the Seattle Trumpet Consort, serves as principal trumpet for the Tacoma Symphony, and performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony. His improvising ensemble TORCH features original compositions and blurs the styles between classical and jazz.Dr. Chin is the Head of Instrumental Music and Associate Professor at Seattle Pacific University. His two solo recordings, entitled Universal Language and Eventide, are available on Origin Classical.