Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)
St. George's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA, United States

Parking and directions: Saint George's has a small parking lot that is located at the corner of North Oakland Street and North Fairfax Drive. This lot has three designated handicapped spots. St. George's also has a larger lot, located at the corner of North Oakland Street and North Ninth Street. There is also plenty of street parking available.

Saint George's is conveniently located one block west of the Virginia Square Metro Station (on the orange line and right around the corner from Starbucks) and within one block of two different capital bike share stations.

About Yuri Chayama, piano

Yuri Chayama, who has been described in the German press as "a virtuoso" and "master pianist," has performed in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Japan. After graduating from college in Japan, she received Master's Degrees from the Musikhochschule in Aachen, Germany and the University of New Mexico; her DMA is from the University of Arizona. Dr. Chayama won the Competition Internationalé in Santa Fe and a major prize from the Ibla Music Competition in Italy. The renowned composer Dr. Kurt Schwaen also awarded her the prize for Best Interpretation of his composition Nocturne Lugubre in Berlin in 2004. Dr. Chayama’s recordings of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Takemitsu have been heard on classical radio stations in the United States and Japan. She enjoys accompanying and teaching piano and has worked with students of varying abilities from beginners to advanced levels. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

About Paul Leavitt, piano

Paul Leavitt made his début as a concert pianist at 15 years old with the Albany Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Julius Hegyi. As a scholarship student he received a Master's Degree from the Juilliard School in New York and a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Purchase. He was a laureate of the International Steinway Competition for Young Talents (1989) in Paris, France. A versatile musician and composer, Mr. Leavitt performs regularly in Europe and in the United States as a classical pianist, concert organist, and choral conductor.

St. George's Episcopal Church

915 N Oakland St
Arlington, VA 22203
United States