Canadian pianist of Ukrainian descent performs in Chicago

The music festival “Chopin IN the City” will be held in Chicago. Ukraine will be represented in it for the first time.

The event takes place on February 22 – March 2.

The photo is from “Chopin IN the City” Facebook page

It is reported on Facebook page of Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago.

There will be two Marianna Humetska’s performances: on February 28 at 7 p.m. in the Polish Museum of America (984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago) and on March 1 at 8 p.m. at Loyola University Polish Studies (1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago). Admission price to the first performance is $20; admission to the second performance is $25.

The photo is property of Ukrinform-UATV

Marianna Humetska is a Ukrainian and Canadian pianist, laureate and diploma winner of many international competitions. She was born in Lviv. After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 2001 she moved to Canada. In Canada, she won the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition and subsequently received the Glenn Gould School Artist Diploma of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, in 2003 (her professors were John Perry and Leon Fleisher). In the same year, she became the semi-finalist of the prestigious Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary and received an audience award. Later in the same year she wins the Galaxie Rising Star Award of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC. In 2004, she was recognized as a musician of the year in Canada. She actively performs as a soloist and performer of chamber ensembles. Marianna is a prize winner of the young artists’ “Debut” award in Montreal; she received a Marusia Yavorska fellowship from the University of Ottawa. Since 2007, she is a professor of Piano Faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and a jury member at musical contests.