Matt Tropman and Elena Miraztchiyska Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Join us as we welcome tubist Matt Tropman and pianist Elena Miraztchiyska for a program of works composed for solo tuba, including concertos by Arlid Plau and Bruce Broughton. Using his “small” tuba designed for solo work, he will also perform “Silhouette” by John Harmon, dedicated to Sam Pilafian, Tropman’s teacher and mentor who passed away recently.
Matt Tropman currently serves as Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Arizona and is an active freelancer, soloist and chamber musician. A clinician and recitalist on both instruments, he has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and Europe. His two commercially released CD’s; Continuum and From the Balcony (Summit Records), have been featured on programs such as NPR’s “All Things Considered”. He has performed with numerous bands, orchestras andchamber groups including the San Francisco Symphony and the Detroit Symphony.
Tropman received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in euphonium performance from the University of Michigan and Arizona State University, respectively, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in tuba performance from the University of Michigan.
A native of Bulgaria, Elena Miraztchiyska completed her Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music. She also studied collaborative piano at the University of Arizona.
Miraztchiyska has performed as concerto soloist with the Varna Philharmonic, Sofia State, Arizona, and UNLV symphony and chamber orchestras, and has appeared internationally in solo and collaborative recitals. A winner of numerous national and international competitions, she has worked with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Michel Beroff, Emanuel Krasovsky, Boris Bloch, Ursula Oppens and Mykola Suk. In 2007 she was awarded a Steinway Model M grand piano as grand prize winner of the MTNA National Young Artists Competition in Toronto, Canada.
Written by Nancy Green, Academy Village Volunteer