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Road tragedy: international pianist killed, violinist hurt

The Ukrainian-US violinist Oleh Krysa is in hospital recovering from injuries he received in a road crash that killed his wife, Tatiana Tchekina, assistant professor of accompanying at Eastman School of Music.

Their Volkswagen was hit by a driver coming at them on the wrong lane of the eastbound interstate highway.

Tchekina, 69, was a member of a well-known Moscow family of musicians. Krysa, 71, is a professor of violin at Eastman and an international soloist.

We extend sympathy to their family and wish Oleh a full recovery.

 

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A statement from Eastman: Professor Tchekina was a valued member of our faculty who influenced the lives of the many students with whom she collaborated on performances and competitions. As a world-class musician, she had an international career both as a solo pianist and in collaboration with Professor Krysa.  Our thoughts are with Oleh, and their family and friends at this very difficult time.

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Comments

  1. We are devastated for our colleague and friend Oleh. Their children will join Oleh here in town tomorrow. A vigil on Monday night will be held at Eastman.

  2. Tor Fromyhr says:

    Oleh’s many friends in Australia are most devastated to hear of this tragedy and send out deepest sympathy as well as best wishes for his recovery

  3. Magdalena Rezler-Niesiolowska says:

    Drogi Olehu, dowiedzialam sie o Twojej tragedii – przyjmij moje kondolencje i wyrazy szczerego wspolczucia!!! Zycze szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia i rownowagi – Magdalena Rezler-Niesiolowska

  4. This, along with the untimely death of Eastman School of Music Dean Douglas Lowry, has made for a truly awful year for the school. Rochester is a small town in many ways, and the reverberations of these losses will be felt by many for years.

  5. Igor Chraniuk says:

    Дорогий Олегу, ця відомість нас зовсім розбила. Глибоко сумуємо разом з Тобою. Бог накладає на нас різні випробовування, які ми мусимо пройти. Бажаємо Тобі сили вернутися до світу і будемо духово Тебе підтримувати. Завжди Твої Анничка&Ігор Хранюки

  6. Tadeusz Gadzina says:

    Oleg!!!, kochany, calym sercem jestem przy Tobie.. modlę się o Twe zdrowie i o Boską opiekę nad Twoją kochaną żoną…. zawsze cię podziwiający a teraz zrozpaczony Twym nieszczęściem….

    Tadeusz Gadzina ……. prof. zw. UMFC Warszawa …

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