Nadia Shpachenko


Nadia Shpachenko

Nadia Shpachenko, assistant professor of music, recently went on a tour of Sarajevo, where she performed a solo recital, appeared on a TV program and taught master classes. At the solo recital, she gave Bosnian premieres of Henry Cowell’s The Banshee, George Crumb’s Gnomic Variations and Iannis Xenakis’ A.R. (Homage to Ravel). She also performed standard classical pieces by Schumann, Liszt and Ravel. She appeared on two television programs; one educational show about the piano and its development and another show that aired parts of her live recital and a pre-recital interview. During the tour, Shpachenko also taught master classes at the Sarajevo Music Academy and performed at the U.S. Embassy, which sponsored the trip, for an audience of ambassadors from different countries and high-level government and political representatives.