NC State's Dr. Olga Kleiankina

Raleigh, North Carolina One of the most exciting projects new faculty pianist Olga Kleiankina brought with her to her job at NC State is her involvement in The Chopin Project. Since its genesis at the University of Michigan, the Chopin Project is devoted to exploring the entirety of Fryderyk Chopin’s works for solo piano online and in live performance. And in this bicentennial year of his birth, Chopin’s music will take center stage as part of the Faculty and Guest Recital roster of Music@NCState October 15-17, featuring Arthur Greene, Dmitri Vorobiev, and Svetlana Smolina with the Music Department’s own Olga Kleiankina.

The Festival’s two recitals taking place at Stewart Theatre (Sat. Oct 16 at 7PM and Sun, Oct 17 at 4PM) features the most beloved works by Chopin, from miniatures — such as waltzes, nocturnes and mazurkas — to major works including Ballades, Preludes and Sonatas. Purchase tickets here.

In collaboration with Ruggero Piano, the artists will also present a Benefit Concert for the Artist of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund and a free master class that focuses on Chopin’s works. Read more here.