High praise…

A few days ago I received a phone call from my pianist Ethella Chupryk, she was bubbling over with delight about some article that had appeared in one of the local papers in L’viv. Given the bad connection I thought I heard her say Postup but I was mistaken and never found the article she…

Mirror images…. not quite…

In a post just over two weeks ago I noted that it was Ukrainian pianist Ethella Chupryk’s birthday, and somewhere along the way a good friend of mine Dirk Lustig, came up to me a the Krayina Mriy festival and says. “I was clicking all over your Multiply site to see where I could listen…

Shameless Self Promotion of a Virtuoso

Well as my good friend and blogger Pawlina says over at the Nash Holos blog, “There is nothing wrong with shameless self-promotion!” Hence, I am taking a lesson from her and while it doesn’t directly apply it does apply to an artist that I manage. Her name is Ethella Chupryk and I have mentioned her…

A mysteriously good pianist!

The start of an entry in a deceased friend of mine, Oleksandr Kryvenko (1963-2003), from his book Entsyklopedia nashoho Ukrainoznavstva, published in 1997 started an entry for CHUPRYK, Ethella, with the title of this blog, and that was back in 1997. Over ten years have passed since then, and a lot of water has flown…

In search of a Piano

It is not everyday that I have the possibility to talk with a world class pianist but that happened last week. Her name is Ethella Chupryk, a winner of many different piano competitions, including The Lysenko Competition in L’viv, The Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow, and she was in Kyiv to both check out studio’s and…