Soloist for the 2014-2015 Season

Dr. Kairy Koshoeva

Concert 2 – Celebrating Virtuosity – November 16 at 7:00 PM – Village Church

Dr. Kairy Koshoeva is an international award-winning pianist who has performed in Israel, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Central Asia, Switzerland and the United States.

In 2004 she was awarded the Rachmaninoff Gold Medal from the International Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. In 2003 she was awarded the title “Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan”–the highest distinction of the artist’s native land.

Dr. Koshoeva completed her Doctor of Musical Art degree in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 2010. She holds bachelor and master degrees from Gnessin’s Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia, and an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, Ohio. She began her studies at age seven at the Mukash Abdraev National School of Music for gifted children in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Over the past 12 years Dr. Koshoeva has won prizes at the Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition in Chautauqua, New York (2001), the D’Angelo Young Artist Competition in Erie, Pennsylvania (2001), the International Piano Competition in Vicenza, Italy (1999), and the N. Rubinstein competition in Paris, France (1999), among others.

Since 2008 Dr. Koshoeva has been an adjunct faculty member at Kansas City Kansas Community College. From 2004 she was a Teaching Artist at Kansas City Young Audiences and still teaches at Community Music and Dance Academy of UMKC Conservatory of Music.

In May 2006 Dr. Koshoeva performed as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony. She was the Artist-in-Residence/collaborative pianist at the University of Central Missouri from 2010-2011. She is also currently on the piano faculty at UMKC Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, International Center for Music-Park University and Rockhurst University. She is a faculty member at Luzerne Music Center in New York. She enjoys teaching at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which she joined in summer 2011.¹



erik hErik Hulse, Trumpet Soloist

Concert 4 – Celebrating Spring – March 21, 2:00pm Lakeview Village; March 22, 7:00pm, Village Church

Erik has played the trumpet for over thirty years and currently plays in a variety of venues and styles. He has played in pit orchestras at The Barn Players Theatre, White Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Just Off Broadway, Theatre in the Park, and in a number of high school productions. Erik has also played with the Midwest Winds and the Overland Park Civic Band. He is a member of the Masterpiece Brass Quintet and a jazz septet, Interplay. Erik also performs as a soloist at weddings.

Erik studied trumpet performance at the Conservatory of Music at UMKC and currently studies with the trumpet professor there, Dr. Keith Benjamin.

Erik is a detective with the Overland Park Police Department and lives in Lenexa with his wife, Tracy. They have two adult daughters, Rachael and Kelsey.

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