Meet our Musicians:


Uliana Kozhevnikova, piano

Uliana Kozhevnikova is a professional musician and aspiring social entrepreneur. She has been working as a pianist, vocal coach, and assistant director for the opera companies in Europe and in the USA. She has been actively involved in Pittsburgh`s cultural life by working with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and performing with some of the most prominent local musicians such as Andrey Nemzer and Lorna McGee. Currently, Ms. Kozhevnikova teaches at the Preparatory School at Carnegie Mellon University and operates a private piano studio. Katie has attended Fresh Inc., SoundSCAPE, and Bowdoin music festivals. In 2012, Miss Kroko was a winner of Duquesne University’s Concerto Competition and performed Miklòs Ròzsa’s Viola Concerto with the Duquesne Symphony. During her graduate studies, Katie served as a graduate assistant to the string department, and she performed with the Duquesne University Graduate String Quartet. She also served as Principal Viola in the Duquesne Symphony. Current performing groups include Directions Duo – a clarinet and viola duo focused on collaborating with young composers and bringing new music to new audiences, the Le Force Quartet, the Ripieno Ensemble, and Alia Musica. Bulgarian violinist Greta Mutlu has been praised for bringing audiences “melodies of heartbreaking beauty” ( Ms. Mutlu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout her native country, as well as in France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada, and the United States. She is a prize winner in competitions in Eastern Europe and Canada, and was awarded a Diploma for Distinguished Artistic Achievement by the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria in 2005.


(Updated March 26, 2014)