The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Teodora Adzharova and Orest Smovzh
Sunday 1/26
4:00 pm


The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents pianist Teodora Adzharova and violinist Orest Smovzh in an exciting duo program of classical favorites. $15 all seats.

As an active soloist and a sought-after chamber musician, pianist Teodora Adzharova performs throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, frequently collaborating with musicians from both the Peabody Institute and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has had numerous appearances at the Summer Chamber Music at Roland Park, Montpelier Arts Center, Washington College, and the University of Maryland. Teodora’s recordings have been broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today. In 2015 she inaugurated the Peabody-University of Maryland, Baltimore Country Partnership in Innovation alongside cellist Mauricio Ray Gallego. Teodora is an avid proponent of new music and has appeared with the Now Hear This ensemble, led by Courtney Orlando, performing works by groundbreaking composers. As a soloist, she has participated in master classes with many esteemed pianists including Richard Goode, Tamara Poddubnaya, Anton Dikov (among others). In 2016 she performed as the pianist for the Naxos recording of Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts’ CD, under the direction of Marin Alsop. Teodora is also a Co-founder and Artistic director of the Annunciation Cathedral Concert Series in Baltimore, MD. Teodora currently serves on the faculty of the Peabody Institute where she teaches piano and courses in keyboard studies. Teodora was awarded a full tuition assistantship by the Peabody Institute for the entirety of her studies. Teodora’s has performed around the globe and has won accolades at national and international competitions. She holds performance degrees from the University of Central Arkansas (BM, 2009) where she held a full scholarship, and the Peabody Institute (MM, 2011 and Performance Diploma, 2013). Teodora is currently a doctoral candidate at Peabody studying with renowned pedagogue Ellen Mack.

Ukrainian-born violinist Orest Smovzh is currently based in the United States.
In his repertoire, Orest aims to expand as far as Renaissance, arranging for modern violin, but also working on the historical instruments. He commissioned and premiered around 40 works from leading composers of Ukraine, also Singapore and USA. In 2016, Orest had his conducting debut with Antoniy Baryshevskyi and Rivne Philharmonic Orchestra
Born in Lviv, Orest started to play the violin under the guidance of his mother and Nadiya Varyanko
. For the last few years, he has studied with  Midori Got? and is currently on scholarship at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.

Orest collaborated in chamber performances with members of Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, musicians from Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy, pianists Thomas Hoppe, Albert Tiu, cellist Michael Kannen and violinist Vadim Gluzman. He also worked on a diverse chamber repertoire with Gyorgy Takacs-Nagy, Jeffrey Kahane, Bernard Lanskey, Members of Tokyo String Quartet, Ellen Mack, Norman Fisher and Shlomo Mintz.