A Curve of Change

Full Article from Del Priore – American Portrait Artist A Curve of Change November 26, 2016 When Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, his gestures indicate not merely the tempo, but also his unbounded passion for music. It has been my honor to have been commissioned to paint the inspiring and internationally reknowned conductor’s portrait. “On

Pianist takes on popular Rachmaninoff ‘Rhapsody’

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: October 27, 2016 Pianist Dmitri Levkovich reaches for a “Star Wars” metaphor in describing Rachmaninoff’s popular “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” “There’s a dark force in the piece that’s not to be underestimated,” Levkovich said, speaking by phone from New York recently. “Perhaps it has a

Review: Symphony Silicon Valley Takes on a Russian Accent

Full Review   By David Bratman: October 25, 2016 Two distinguished Russian gentlemen, both now resident in western countries, came to San Jose’s California Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 22, to assist Symphony Silicon Valley in works by two renowned Russian composers. It proved a fortunate pairing. The performers were first-time guest conductor Edvard Tchivzhel (the

Review: Demidenko, Symphony Silicon Valley give Scriabin his overdue place in the musical pantheon

Full Review   By Elijah Ho: October 23, 2016 In 1986, before his final concert in Moscow, legendary virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz was asked his opinion of two composers whose music he had played all his life. He lavished his highest praise on Rachmaninoff. Hard to believe, but little has changed in the order of things. The

Editorial: Tchivzhel is Greenville’s treasure

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Greenville News Editorial Board: September 25, 2016 On Saturday evening Greenville celebrated the unique story of one of the Upstate’s greatest treasures, and the program will be repeated this afternoon. With a concert that features a Russian great and two American icons, Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel celebrated the 25th

Tchivzhel celebrates milestone in a new life of freedom

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: September 23, 2016 Tchivzhel conducts a program that honors his past and present, featuring Tchaikovsky, Copland and Gershwin At every Greenville Symphony Masterworks concert, one piece is always on the program: the National Anthem. Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel insists on it. It’s his way of paying tribute to