Faculty Artist Series Recital - Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone & Elena Miraztchiyska, piano

Aug 21 7:30 PM


Crowder Hall
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004



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The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music opens the 2017-2018 Music On Campus season with a Faculty Artist Series Recital featuring Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone and Elena Miraztchiyska, piano. The performance, titled “Favorite Standards: From the Road to the Studio,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall on Monday, August 21, 2017. The public is invited to meet and greet the artists during a reception in the Green Room following the performance.

Celebrating his eleventh year at the University of Arizona, Moisés Paiewonsky will perform original works and favorite standards for trombone and piano in anticipation of a recording project to begin the week of the recital. In collaboration with pianist Elena Miraztchiyska, Professor Paiewonsky's program includes works by Larsson, Ewazen, Grondahl and Sulek, which they have performed around the world together (most recently in China, Brazil and Colombia).

About the Artists

Moisés Paiewonsky

Moisés Paiewonsky earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education (summa cum laude) from the University of Florida and a Master of Music degree in performance (trombone) from the University of Michigan. Currently, he holds the positions of associate professor of music (trombone) and assistant director of the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where, in addition to maintaining a strong studio and directing the trombone ensemble, he is an Honors Professor teaching music and the arts to some of the most academically gifted students at the University of Arizona.

Mr. Paiewonsky has performed with several orchestras and/or its members including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia, National Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and as a soloist with the UA Wind Ensemble, Orquesta Dominicana de Vientos, UF Wind Symphony, the UofM Symphony, the Northwest Florida Symphony, and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestras. He has also been the winner/finalist of numerous competitions including those hosted by ETW and ITA. In addition, Mr. Paiewonsky has collaborated with legendary jazz artists including Terry Gibbs, Chris Potter, Bill Watrous, Jimmy Cobb, Wayne Bergeron, Bobby Shew, Butch Miles, John Fedchock, Shelly Berg, David “Fathead“ Newman, Michael Davis, Cab Calloway, Ed Calle, Dave Steinmeyer, Vince DiMartino, Byron Stripling, Matt Niess, Harry Watters, Alex Iles and Jack Wilkins. In addition, Mr. Paiewonsky has also performed and toured with Yanni. He has also appeared as a soloist with the American Chamber Winds on Soldier Stories (50693-MCD) and the UF Wind Symphony on Stravinsky & Friends (6565-MCD) under the Mark Records label.

Since his arrival at the University of Arizona, Mr. Paiewonsky has been awarded numerous grants in order to invite, collaborate with, and/or perform alongside some legendary low-brass artists such as Nitzan Haroz, Carol Jantsch, John Marcellus, Craig Mulcahy, David Jackson, Michael Brown, Martin McCain, Trombones de Costa Rica, and Joseph Alessi. In addition, he has been the recipient of several travel grants for faculty and student travel to conferences and competitions. Most notably, he traveled with recent trombone alumnus Paul Deemer, who won the 2008 Eastern Trombone Workshop (ETW) National Solo Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C. and was runner-up in the 2008 International Trombone Association (ITA) Carl Fontana Jazz Competition in Salt Lake City. In the summers of 2010 and 2013, after successfully fundraising over $50,000 through private donations, grants, and benefit events, Mr. Paiewonsky co-directed the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble in highly acclaimed, one-month, groundbreaking, educational tours throughout China. Due to this, other accomplishments since his arrival in Tucson, and his significant contributions in the community, Mr. Paiewonsky was named a winner of the Arizona Daily Star’s annual 40 Under 40 Award. As an educator, Mr. Paiewonsky is in high demand as a clinician and a performer. He has appeared as a clinician/performer throughout the United States, including an appearance at the 2009 ETW in Washington, D.C. as a featured performer, as well as in Italy, Austria, Brazil, Greece, Singapore, Mexico, China, and at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Mr. Paiewonsky has held the position of news editor for the ITA, managing the news column both on the organization’s website and in its quarterly journal. He is also the past president of the Tucson Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 33). For information about Moisés Paiewonsky, please feel free to visit his website: http://www.moisespaiewonsky.com


Elena Miraztchiyska

Bulgarian pianist Elena Miraztchiyska completed her Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music in May 2010 as a student of Professor Claude Frank and Professor Boris Berman. Mrs. Miraztchiyska made her solo debut with the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra in her home country at the age of 12 and since then she has performed as concerto soloist with the Varna Philharmonic, Sofia State, Arizona, and UNLV Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She has appeared in solo and collaborative recitals in Bulgaria, Poland, Japan, and the United States. Elena is also a winner of numerous national and international competitions held in Bulgaria. In 2007 she was the grand prize winner of the MTNA National Young Artist Competition in Toronto, Canada and received a Steinway Model M grand piano. As a participant in numerous summer programs, she has worked with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Michel Beroff, Emanuel Krasovsky, Boris Bloch, Ursula Oppens and Mykola Suk.