Ilya Itin Visits Yekaterinburg

Orchestra (State Dept.)
Ilya Itin and Anton Shaburov on stage at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic (Photo belongs to the US Dept of State)

World-renowned pianist Ilya Itin performed at the Urals Musical College on April 8 and the Philharmonic on April 10.  Born and raised in Yekaterinburg, but having lived in the United States for many years, Mr. Itin’s visit highlighted the strength of cultural ties between Russia and the United States.  During his visit, he also offered workshops to students at his alma matter – the Urals Musical College.  On April 6, Consul General Marcus Micheli hosted a reception in Mr. Itin’s honor.