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We are Proud of the richness and diversity of our Music Program at the Stratford Street United Church, where children and adults alike are encouraged to share their musical gifts. Whether you sing or play an instrument, we welcome your talents! Violin, flute, trumpets and piano are some of our recent children's musical performances!
Stratford Street United Church is been blessed to have a great choir, organ, piano, and music director. Ilya, a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene, has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestras extensively throughout Russia and the United States, as well as appearing in Canada, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and Japan. Ilya began his music studies at the Central Music School at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He completed his studies at Mannes College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, getting Bachelor, Master Degrees and Professional Studies Diploma. Ilya made his sold out solo début at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in November 2007, as a winner of the Nadia Reisenberg Piano Award at Mannes College.
In the past, Illya has worked as an organist at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Theologian (2004-2008, Tenafly, NJ), as an organist at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (Maywood, NJ), as an organist, musical director and choir conductor at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Long Island, New York, as well as many other churches in New Jersey and New York. Stratford Street United Church counts Ilya as one of our many blessings.