SUU Department of Music Hires International Piano Master
For Immediate Release: May 25, 2007
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The SUU Department of Music announced the appointment of master concert pianist and teacher Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky to the faculty beginning in the fall semester of 2007. The Los Angeles Times music critic praised his concert playing recently and wrote, “...the intensity and a nicely honed musicality left the audience stunned...enthralling...all in all, a gripping and masterful performance." Dr. Gliadkovsky will be teaching piano, music history, and individual study in the keyboard area in the department.
Dean Bill Byrnes of the College of Performing and Visual Arts noted, “We are extremely pleased to have been able to attract a faculty member with such an amazing range of performance and teaching experience.” Dr. Keith Bradshaw, Chair of the Music Department added, “Dr. Gliadkovsky brings to Southern Utah University an international reputation as a performer and teacher, a wealth of knowledge about not only piano, but all aspects of music, and a strong desire to contribute to the department and piano area. He is a great addition to our faculty.”
Dr. Gliadkovsky had his first keyboard appearance at the age of 6 and hasn’t stopped since. He has toured on three continents performing piano and organ recitals and has soloed with orchestras in the top concert halls around the world. He has performed at music festivals such as the Aspen Festival in Colorado and has won prestigious competitions in piano and organ. For the last several years he has also been maintaining a busy schedule teaching at the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and Santa Monica College where his students have won prizes at various piano competitions and have been accepted to such schools as UCLA, USD, Mannes College, Northwestern, and the Peabody Conservatory.
Dr. Gliadkovsky was born in Moscow and has studied music since the age of 5. He attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music and completed his Master and Doctor of Music degrees at the University of Southern California. His wife Anna, a distinguished pianist as well, also performs as a piano duo with Kirill, and will be joining him on the faculty as an adjunct professor in keyboard this fall.
For more information about Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky please contact Dr. Keith Bradshaw, SUU Department of Music, 435-586-7891 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.