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Chirgilchin with Yuliyana Krivoshapkina

(Republic of Tuva)

In Concert

Date and Time: Friday May 24, 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308

Ticket Information

General Admission: $25
Reserved Table Seating: $30, $35 
At the Door: $28 - $38 

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Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is unparalleled in the art of the khomus, an instrument that’s similar to a jaw harp but loud and strikingly expansive in range. Her music draws on the wisdom and traditions of the Yakut people to portray the timeless relationship between Man and the Universe. Chirgilchin is a throat singing ensemble from Tuva, the birthplace of the most advanced forms of throat singing. Atmospheric and mesmeric, throat singing is too difficult to describe in words and must be heard to be believed. Chirgilchin's music tells stories of their homeland, its horses and its people.

Yuliyana Krivoshapkina

Khomus master Yuliyana Krivoshapkina will present the traditional music of the Sakha Republic, drawing on the wisdom and traditions of the Yakut people to portray the timeless relationship between Man and the Universe. Following, world-renowned throat singing ensemble Chirgilchin performs folk music from the Republic of Tuva.

Aidyn Byrtaan-ool

Aidyn Byrtaan-ool studied under Kongar-ool Ondar. Before joining Chirgilchin, Aidyn toured in Germany and France as a member of ensemble Ertine. He is skilled in all traditional Tuvan instruments and performs with the Tuvan National Folk Orchestra. Chirgilchin's newest member, Aidyn is a laureate of multiple international throat singing competitions.

Aidysmaa Koshkendey

Aidysmaa is known for her mastery of traditional Tuvan long song. In 2003, she won Best Female Voice in the International Competition of Throat Singing in Tuva. She was a founding member of Chirgilchin, and she has since toured with the group in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.

Igor Koshkendey

Igor Koshkendey is known around the world for his mastery of multiple styles of throat singing, and especially for being the only other throat singer to master Vladimir Oidupaa's signature style. His illustrious musical career shows no sign of slowing down - in 2017 he won a Latin Grammy for his collaboration with Puerto Rican musician Residente.

Mongun-ool Ondar

Mongun-ool began studying throat singing at the age of 13, and went on to win the International Competition of Throat Singing at the age of 16. He is recognized as a master of all six styles of throat singing, and has developed a new style of his own.

Yuliyana Krivoshapkina

Yuliyana is a virtuoso in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. Yuliyana’s skill allows her to play sounds across about three octaves. She was the 2014 winner in the Ethnic Sound category in the Discovery International Music Pop Festival in Varna, Bulgaria.

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