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Pianist Eldar Djangirov to Perform Feb. 8 at UW

February 5, 2013
Eldar Djangirov will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

New York-based pianist and composer Eldar Djangirov will perform Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall as part of the Cultural Programs spring concert series.

Tickets cost $22 for the public and $18 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit the Fine Arts or Wyoming Union box offices or visit the website at

Djangirov came to the United States from the former Soviet Union when he was 10 years old. His first performances were in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., as well as at Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts. He quickly moved up the ranks and was featured on National Public Radio’s “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz” show at the age of 12.

Djangirov has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and at some of the world’s most notable jazz venues. He has been seen on national television, including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “CBS Saturday Early Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

The New York Times described Djangirov as a “blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual; an ebullient impressionist."

To learn more about Djangirov, visit

The UW Cultural Programs series features a variety of world-renowned performers. The Cultural Programs' spring series also will feature NOTA a cappella group (Feb. 22); pianist Stephen Hough (Feb. 28); the Aquila Theatre performance of “Cyrano de Bergerac” (March 7); and violinist Ray Chen (April 9).

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