Road tragedy: international pianist killed, violinist hurtmain
The Ukrainian-US violinist Oleh Krysa is in hospital recovering from injuries he received in a road crash that killed his wife, Tatiana Tchekina, assistant professor of accompanying at Eastman School of Music.
Their Volkswagen was hit by a driver coming at them on the wrong lane of the eastbound interstate highway.
We extend sympathy to their family and wish Oleh a full recovery.
A statement from Eastman: Professor Tchekina was a valued member of our faculty who influenced the lives of the many students with whom she collaborated on performances and competitions. As a world-class musician, she had an international career both as a solo pianist and in collaboration with Professor Krysa. Our thoughts are with Oleh, and their family and friends at this very difficult time.