Olena

Olena Klyucharova (M.Mus, B. Mus) was born in Ukraine. She graduated from the Classical Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev, where she studied with Olena Verykivska (1995), the Tchaikovsky National Music academy, where she studied with Igor Riabov (2000)... expand>>

Andriy

Andriy Tykhonov (M.Mus, B.Mus) is recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading jazz pianists. After initial studies in classical piano, he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy ... expand>>

Olena

Olena Klyucharova (M.Mus, B. Mus) was born in Ukraine. She graduated from the Classical Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev, where she studied with Olena Verykivska (1995), the Tchaikovsky National Music academy, where she studied with Igor Riabov (2000) and awarded a Masters of Music Degree in Pedagogy and Performance from Kiev University of Culture and Art (2007).

She is a scholarship winner of the “New Names” competition and a third- prize winner in the All-Ukrainian Chopin Competition; she was also awarded the diploma prize at the First International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (1995). She made concert trips to the United States in 1991 and 1996 and to France in 1994.

Since arriving in Canada in 2002, Olena has been actively performing at the K-W Chamber Music Society, Centre in the Square (Kitchener), Maureen Forrester Hall (Waterloo), River Run Centre (Guelph), and Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto).

She is especially devoted to playing chamber music, and frequently collaborates with instrumentalists and singers. She is accompanying the Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Chamber Choir and has been featured in Grand Philharmonic Choir concerts for a number of seasons.

Aside from performing, Olena is an active and dedicated piano teacher whose students excel in festivals and RCM examinations.
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Andriy

Andriy Tykhonov (M.Mus, B.Mus) is recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading jazz pianists. After initial studies in classical piano, he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy by the Kiev University of Culture and Art. In 2007, Andriy was awarded a Masters of Music degree from Kiev University of Culture and Art.

Andriy has performed throughout Ukraine with leading Russian and Ukrainian jazz musicians. Since 1996, he has been a regular musical attraction in nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, and Ukrainian cruise ships.

In 2002 Andriy came to Kitchener, Canada where he now teaches privately at his studio ACCENT PIANO STUDIO. Andriy has performed with artists such as Dave Young (bass), Reg Schwager (guitar) and many more… Andriy first appeared at the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival in 2003. He regularly performs in KW and Toronto, and has been invited many times to the KW Chamber Music Society (Waterloo), Registry Theatre (Kitchener), Centre in the Square (Kitchener) and River Run Centre (Guelph).

His performing genres include swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, movie themes, ragtime, rock, blues, country and Russian and Ukrainian folk music.

    CD collection:
  • May 2014, Precious Time (Kitchener, ON)
  • June 2008, One More Time (Kitchener, ON)
  • December 2004, Live in Manhattans (Manhattan’s, Guelph, ON).
  • January 2003, Live from the Floor (KWCMS, Waterloo, ON).
  • June 2002, Andriy Tykhonov (Kiev, Ukraine).
    Concerts and performances in Canada:
  • Jazz Room (Waterloo), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival (Kitchener), 2009
  • Registry Theatre (Kitchener), 2009
  • KW Chamber Music Society (Waterloo), 2006, 2008
  • Ukrainian Canadian art Foundation (Toronto), 2004
  • Centre in the Square (Kitchener), 2004
  • River Run Centre (Guelph), 2003
  • and regularly performed at the Walper Terrace Hotel (Kitchener), King Street Trio (Waterloo), Art Bar (Kitchener), Hannah’s (Waterloo), Blackshop (Cambridge), Sole (Waterloo), Waterloo Townsquare (Waterloo) and Manhattan’s (Guelph), and he has been heard in jazz performances in various venues throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph areas.

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