General admission tickets are $35, available online at and at the door.

𝐕𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐫 𝐑𝐮𝐦𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐯 has performed at prestigious venues such as the Bolshoi Theater, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Moscow Philharmonic Hall. In New York, where he currently resides, he has appeared at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Frick Museum, to name a few. He has performed at festivals such as the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, and the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow. His triumphant performances of piano concerti by Shostakovich and Stravinsky brought him into active collaboration with the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he has performed numerous times.

Beginning in the late 1960s, 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐚 and her late husband and longtime duo partner Alexander Bakhchiev revived the genre of piano duo in Russia, they established themselves as the leading piano duo, retaining their elite status for more than four decades. She holds a Doctor of Music History from the Moscow Conservatory and is the author of the book Piano Duet: History of the Genre, published in Russian by “Muzyka” Publishing House. From 1992-2011, she was head of the Russian Music History Department at the Moscow Conservatory, where, from 2001 through 2009, she also served as Vice-President for Research and Performing Arts. In 2016, she retired from her position as Professor of Music History and Chamber Music. Now living in New York, she often presents talks at leading American universities such as Cornell, Yale, and Princeton.

𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐜. is a Boston non-profit organization established in 2015 for the advancement and support of exceptional musicians primarily from former Soviet republics. For additional information, please email Maria Eliseeva, Executive Director of Sound Ways Inc. at The complete concert program for this event can be found in the post below.