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Sonata for Two Pianos Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Selected Chorale Preludes Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750)
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618 /arranged György Kurtág (b. 1926)
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 633
Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 644
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Oksana Ejokina and Emely Phelps, pianos
Russian-born pianist Oksana Ejokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, and St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, among others. Two of her long-term collaborations are with pianist Christina Dahl and Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for the Con Brio label received accolades in international music magazines such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, Ejokina is Chair of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. She has been associated with the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly two decades, developing and directing classical music programs.
Recently appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano at Ohio University, pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Praised by the Boston Globe for her “fleet, energetic, and bright-toned” playing, Emely made her solo orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as the grand prizewinner of their Young Soloists Competition, and has since been a featured soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Little River Symphony, McLean Symphony, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.