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Instagram Story Takeover with Sinfonia da Camera

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This Saturday, March 23rd, we’re handing our Instagram stories over to the Elizabeth Churchya, executive director of Sinfonia da Camera. As the chamber orchestra prepares to wrap up their 40th season with “From Ukraine to the Great Gate of Kiev” that evening, Churchya will be giving us a peek behind the scenes from morning rehearsal to those last few moments backstage. Follow us at @SmilePolitely on Instagram so you don’t miss it! About Sinfonia da Camera:

In residence at THE Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, this professional chamber orchestra is led by world-renowned pianist, conductor, and educator Maestro Ian Hobson. Sinfonia da Camera is comprised of University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, as well as distinguished regional and national freelance musicians. 

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A little bit about Churchya, you can read her full bio on the Sinfonia da Camera website.

Arts administrator, educator, and pianist Elizabeth Churchya is widely regarded for her sensitive and incisive performances and charismatic leadership. She has concertized extensively throughout the United States and England, and is the prize winner of many competitions. 

An impassioned supporter of the arts, Elizabeth serves as Executive Director of the premier professional chamber orchestra Sinfonia da Camera and Operations Manager of the renowned Southeastern Piano Festival. Elizabeth earned her Master of Music and Graduate Certificate in Performance from the University of South Carolina. Her principal instructors include Drs. Jeffrey Brown, Lelia Sadlier, and Joseph Rackers. She has had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for renowned pianists including Nelita True, Edmund Battersby, Jon Klibonoff, Dmitri Rachmanov, and many others. Elizabeth received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from USC in Piano Performance.

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