Courtroom Concert Program Details

February 4, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Music of Stanley Woolner

Ivan Konev, piano


Houston County
    I.  Awakening
    II.  Of the Earth
    III.  Evening

ivan_webIvan Konev was born in Ukraine and educated in Moscow where he completed his Bachelor degree in Piano Performance from the College of the Moscow Conservatory and Masters degree in Piano Performance, Gnessin’s Music Academy.  In 2003 he came to the United States where he received his Master of Arts Hamline University,  St. Paul, and his Doctorate in Piano Performance, University of Minnesota, 2010.  He has won prizes in international and local piano competitions, including the Andorra International Piano Competition, Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, University of Minnesota School of Music Concerto Competition, and the Bell Scholarship Competition.  He has performed at the Embassy of the United States in Moscow, Great and Rachmaninoff Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Sundin Music Hall, Ted Mann Concert Hall, and with the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra and Yalta Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine.  Ivan is a member of the Piano faculty at the UW River Falls and St Paul Conservatory of Music.

woolner_webStanley Woolner was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1959.  He studied composition at Stanford University and locally with Paul Siskind and Edie Hill.  He is the winner of the 2007 and 2009 Eric Stokes Song Contests, and the 2010 nationwide Met-Life “Meet the Composer” award for emerging composers.  His music has been performed frequently on Minnesota Public Radio, as well as at The Schubert Club, the Stan Rogers International Music Festival, Nova Scotia, Canada, by the Minnesota Sinfonia, the University of Minnesota HealthSciences Orchestra, at Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center benefit, Westminster Presbyterian Church , Minneapolis, as well as numerous other venues.  Interviews and articles about Woolner and his music have appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, in Nick Coleman’s StarTribune column, Minnesota Medicine, Three Minute Egg, The St. Paul Voice, and The Eastside Review.  Woolner’s award winning CDs: “Katherine on my Chest/with you at your Grave” “Houston County” and “Blue Horizon” are available at

Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

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