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CANCELLED: Pianists Larisa and Alexei Gulenco

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McMaster University has made the difficult decision to cancel all events held at or hosted by the university until at least the end of April. These cancellations include the Gulenco Concert which was scheduled for Saturday, April 25th. For up-to-date information on McMaster’s operations during the COVID-19 situation please visit

Larisa Gulenco, piano, is a graduate of the Moldavian Academy of Music, the North Netherlands Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, where she obtained the degree of Master of Music. Larisa has performed extensively in Moldova, Russia, Romania, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States and is a prize winner of several piano and chamber music competitions in Moldova, Romania and Italy. Since July 2008, Larisa lives in Canada with concert pianist husband Alexei and performs in Hamilton area.

Alexei Gulenco began his piano studies at the Rachmaninov Music Lyceum in Chisinau, Moldova. He is a graduate of Moldavian Academy of Music, the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Valery Kastelsky, and the Royal Conservatory The Hague, with Naum Grubert as his mentor. In 2008, Mr. Gulenco obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland at College Park under the guidance of Larissa Dedova. A veritable titan of the keyboard, Alexei Gulenco has been a prize-winner at numerous piano competitions, including the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow, the International Jose Iturbi Competition in Spain, the International Franz Liszt Competition in Italy, the Louisiana International Competition, and many others.

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