Toradze Piano Studio Performs March 7
The Toradze Piano Studio takes the stage of the Campus Auditorium on the campus of IU South Bend at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7. Experience these talented performers locally as they train and prepare for the world’s biggest stages. The Toradze Piano Studio is an internationally acclaimed touring ensemble led by Martin Endowed Professor in Piano Alexander Toradze.
The March 7 performance will include performances by multinational studio members Joo Hee Jeong (South Korea), Siwon Kim (South Korea), Natasha Stojanovska (Macedonia), and Ilia Ulianitsky (Russia). The concert will also feature studio alumni Edisher Savitski and Ketevan Badridze; both of the Republic of Georgia, performing Shostokovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Badridze earned her artist diploma from IU South Bend in 2003 and joined the faculty in 2005. Savitski received his artist diploma from the school in 2001 and his doctorate of musical arts degree from Michigan State University last spring. The program will include performances of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Granados, Prokofiev, and more.
Toradze is highly focused on his students’ development and career opportunities, regularly featuring them in performances and encouraging their professional careers. About his students success he says, “My students’ achievements are the most important and stimulating happenings of not only my teaching but also my performing career.” His method of teaching, creating a community of musicians to encourage learning and growth through the whole studio experience, is unique and has been proven successful.
Come out to see these studio members now, a rare opportunity as they come from distant countries and will go on to perform on the world’s largest stages in the future.
Tickets for the Toradze Piano Studio are available in advance to adults for $10 and senior citizens 55 and older for $7. At the door, tickets are $2 more. Students and children receive tickets free of charge. For more information visit arts.iusb.edu or call the box office at 574-520-4203.
Toradze Piano Studio
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Blvd.
Tickets $7-$12 // Free to students/children
574-520-4203 //| arts.iusb.edu
Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
Indiana University South Bend