March 2020: Thrilled to be back in the northeast to perform Sergey Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Holyoke Civic Symphony! View Flyer
November 2019: Composer Jennifer Bellor's work "Amethyst Sunset," commissioned, premiered, and recorded by the Niekawa-Shupyatskaya piano duo, is released by Innova Recordings as part of Bellor's album Reflections at Dusk. Bellor's single "Crystalline," also commissioned, premiered, and recorded by the duo is released on CD Baby. Both works are available on Spotify. The duo was thrilled to be joined by percussionists Hannah Weaver and Kyle Peters for the recordings.
Reflections at Dusk Album info
Fall 2019: Excited to join the UMKC Conservatory Academy and the Music Academy of Kansas City as a piano instructor, as well as the UMKC Conservatory as an adjunct faculty member, working with graduate voice majors. Please see Schedule tab for upcoming concerts this season!
Summer Concerts 2018: Solo Recital at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford (June 24, Pittsford, NY) and split solo recital with Futaba Niekawa in Hatch Recital Hall (July 1, Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY): See Rochester City Newspaper
Fall-Spring 2017-2018: Serving as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Piano Literature at the Eastman School of Music alongside position of Director of Graduate Advising and Services
July 2, 2017: Sonic Cluster II! Olga Shupyatskaya, Futaba Niekawa, and Friends: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/news/2017/05/sonic-cluster-concert-reunites-eastman-alums-for-premiere/
July 21, 2016: Review of "Sonic Cluster" concert by Dan Gross: http://dan-gross.com/2016/07/72016-sonic-cluster-summer-at-eastman-series Many thanks for the coverage!
July 20, 2016: Join Olga at the Eastman School in Rochester, NY for a taste of alternative programming and interdisciplinary collaboration. Joined by other musicians, she will present a faculty recital which will include a premiere of a new work, an original rock set, works for two pianos, and songs for baritone and piano. Please see the Schedule tab for details and event info.
July 15, 2016: Rochester, NY's Democrat and Chronicle publishes a piece on the upcoming "Sonic Cluster" collaborative concert: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/2016/07/15/classical-meets-rock-rare-sonic-cluster-concert/87081334/
June 2016: Assuming full-time position of Director of Graduate Advising and Services at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY and finally changing last name to the old family name of Shupyatskaya!
February 2016: Underground Arts Faction launched! Please click on the "UAF" link on the homepage!
Spring 2016: Combining piano teaching and performing with new administrative duties: Interim Director of Graduate Advising and Services at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
Fall 2015: Visiting Piano Faculty at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.
July 2015: Devoting July to some Bach playing with friends and colleagues. Please check the Schedule tab for details.
June 2015: Accepted a visiting faculty position at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs for the fall semester of 2015! Continuing to serve as a faculty member of the Eastman Community Music School concurrently.
1/20/2015: After a particularly busy fall and having completed the Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music in December, gearing up for spring concerts in Rochester, Texas, and Binghamton, along with cooking up some exciting new projects with her collaborative partner, baritone Nicholas Wiggins.
1/28/2015: New Website!