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Smithwick Theatre
at Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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Olena Komirenko, age 22, was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, where she began her musical education through a music pre-school, children’s choir, and then four years in Lysenko Kyiv Special Music School. She moved to North Carolina with her family in 1998, and continued further violin study under the guidance of North Carolina Symphony concertmaster Brian Reagin. During the five years she spent in North Carolina, Olena enjoyed many performance opportunities: chamber music at Duke University String School, orchestral playing with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic, as well as numerous concerts with her brother, pianist Sergiy Komirenko. In 2002, Olena came to California, where she currently studies with Jenny Rudin in the Bay Area. Olena is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at UC Berkeley.

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