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Paul and Sophia Chandley

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm


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Paul and Sophia Pavlenko Chandley are outstanding and internationally known musicians and make their home in Troy, North Carolina.

We are extremely fortunate to have them come to our stage for this concert season. Sophia is an extraordinary talent in constant demand for her abilities as a soloist, ensemble player, accompanist and competition judge. A gifted prodigy, Sophia has over 300 serious competitions to her credit. On the international scene, she is regarded as one of the most gifted young Ukrainian composers and pianists of her generation. Her hometown is Kiev, Ukraine.

Paul Chandley received his undergraduate degree in performance from the University of North Carolina and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in
performance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Paul is perhaps best known as the moving and lifting half of the Paul and
Sophia Duo Piano team. He is an experienced recitalist, winner of many piano competitions, a Rotary Scholar where he served in Germany and Austria. Paul has 36 years’ experience as a church music director and 22 years as an opera coach and director.

Paul founded and directs Montgomery County’s regional 40 piece orchestra in residence at the Trinity Music Academy in Troy. Sophia is the premier Studio Instructor at the academy in piano performance.

Paul served also as Director of Music at Trinity United Methodist Church of Troy and Sophia is Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Mount Gilead.