November 23, 2009
Cellist Philipp Gulidov, accompanied by pianist Tatiana Kuleshova, will perform a recital at Oklahoma Baptist University on Monday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance.
The program will include "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 129," by Schumann; "Prelude, Op. 23, No. 10," by Rachmaninoff, arranged by Anatoli Brandoukov; and "Melody, Op. 3, No. 1" by Rubinstein, arranged by David Popper.
Gulidov serves as an adjuct instructor of cello at OBU. He is also pursuing a doctoral degree in performance at the University of Oklahoma. Gulidov is a member of MacArthur Graduate Quartet, a collaborative project between OBU and OU, and he is the principal cellist of the OBU Symphony Orchestra.
Gulidov was born in 1977 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov Music College and, later, from Saint Petersburg Conservatoire. Gulidov's cello instructors included Leonid Shukayev, Alexei Massarsky, Jonathan Chenoweth and Jonathan Ruck. In 2005, Gulidov was awarded Second Prize at Crimea Spring International Music Competition, and, in 2009, became the winner of the University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition.
Kuleshova teaches piano at the University of Central Oklahoma and also at her private studio in Edmond, Okla. She was born in 1979 in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from Moscow Conservatoire where she studied piano with Vera Gornostaeva.
Kuleshova was awarded third prize at the International Piano Competition in Andorra (1997) and Russian Piano Music Competition in San Jose, Calif. (2002). She was also granted a Rostropovich Foundation Award. She frequently performs solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the United States and abroad.