Valeriya Sholokhova

                                      Valeriya Sholokhova, celloGrand Prize Winner, Level 2Wagner College Young Musicians Competition 2005Valeriya presented her Prize RecitalSunday, May 21, 20065:30 p.m.Music Performance Center, Campus Hall PROGRAMwith Lesley Swanson, piano

            Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Major..........François Francoeur                                               Adagio Cantabile                                               Allegro Vivo            Music für Solo Cello, Op. 108........................Gottfried von Einem                                               Moderato            Cello Suite # 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011......Johann Sebastian Bach                                               Prelude                                               Allemande                                               Sarabande                                                GigueIntermission  Cello Concerto in E minor, O 85..............................Edward ElgarAdagio, Allegro  Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Piano................David Popper   Valeriya performing the Bach Sonata   Valeriya performing the Elgar Concerto  BiographyValeriya was born in Kief, Ukrain.  When she was six years old, she began taking piano lessons.  At the age of nine, she started cello studies with Tamara Polyakova in Kiev.  In 2001 Valeriya's family moved to New York, and soon thereafter she enrolled in the Special Music School for gifted children, where she was accepted into the class of Prof. Vladimir Panteleyev.  In 2003 she gave her first solo recital, playing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto.  Currently Valeriya is a freshman at the Beacon School in Manhattan.  In 2004 she was a laureate of two cello competitions, the Liezen International Cello Competition in Austria and the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition for Juniors in Croatia.  In 2005 she won a scholarship from the Carsen Cello Foundation, and now plays the instrument given to her by the Foundation.  April 2006, Valeriya won second prize at the 8th International Cello Competition for Juniors (under 20) in Liezen, Austria. Recording Engineer, Jeff Cavorley Photographs, Jeff CavorleyAssistant, Jim Mauro