We are excited to announce the arrival of Muzika! The Grand Strand Music Festival with over 30 phenomenal performances in The Grand Strand!

Performances will include fully-staged operas, musical theater productions, choral-orchestral performances, Broadway selections, voice recitals, chamber performances, and a Master Artists Concert Series featuring internationally-recognized artists.

The performances will feature phenomenal singers and The Varna International Orchestra, which is led by internationally-renowned principal players from the Metropolitan Opera and top-level musicians from throughout the country, under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor: Maestro Gregory Buchalter.

Muzika! is expected to draw large audiences to the area & we invite you to join us on the Grand Strand as Together we Grow!




STABAT MATER, Rossini
July 11, 2022 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach

July 12, 2022 7:00 pm
Saint Michael Catholic Church, Murrells Inlet (Garden City)

Conductor:
Maestro Gregory Buchalter, The Metropolitan Opera



Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, Puccini (fully-staged productions)
July 20, 21 & 22, 2022 7:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center

Conductor:
Maestro Gregory Buchalter, The Metropolitan Opera

Stage Director:
Dale Morehouse, University Missouri-Kansas City



Carmen, Bizet (fully-staged productions)
July 27, 28 & 29, 2022 7:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center

Conductor:
Maestro Gregory Buchalter, The Metropolitan Opera

Stage Director:
Kathryn Frady, Marble City Opera



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 6, 2022 at 7 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach

Metropolitan Opera Artist
Billy Hunter, Trumpet
Anna Stotcheva, Piano



Liederabend Voice Recital
July 7, 2022 4 pm
Coastal Carolina University, Edwards College Recital Hall

The young artists of Varna International Music Academy present songs by German composers



Young Artist Showcase
July 8, 2022 4 pm
Coastal Carolina University, Edwards College Recital Hall

Varna International Young Artists Showcase featuring An Instrumental Chamber Program



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 9, 2022 at 11:00 am
First United Methodist Church, Conway

Stephanie Meyers, Violin
Brandon Ironside, Violin
Rachel Loseke, Viola
Vanessa Mulvey, Flute
Alex Lefevre, Piano



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach

Metropolitan Opera Singer
Amy Shoremount-Obra, Soprano
Christopher Dooley, Piano



Serenata Italiana Voice Recital
July 14, 2022 5 pm
Coastal Carolina University, Edwards College Recital Hall

The young artists of Varna International Music Academy present songs by Italian composers



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Saint Michael Catholic Church, Murrells Inlet

Works by Beethoven, Bolling, Haydn, and Morricone Michael Emery & Evie Chen, Violins
Stephani Emery, Viola
André O’Neil, Cello
Joy Zalkind, Flute
Holly Patterson, Oboe and English Horn
Ian Narlock, Bass
Raleigh Durham, Drum



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, Conway

CELEBRATION OF WIND CHAMBER MUSIC
Joy Zalkind, Flute
Holly Patterson, Oboe and English Horn
Vanguel Tangarov, Clarinet
Cara Luffey, Bassoon
Kimberly Beasley, French Horn
James Martin, Trombone
Ian Narlock, Bass



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 17, 2022 at 6 pm
Coastal Carolina University Recital Hall

La Scala to Broadway
Arias and duets from beloved operas, operettas, and musicals
Serena Hill-LaRoche, Soprano
Adam Holcomb, Tenor
Jeffrey Jones, Bass-Baritone
Catherine Garner, Piano



Young Artist Showcase
July 22, 2022 2 pm
Coastal Carolina University, Edwards College Recital Hall

Varna International Young Artists Showcase featuring An Instrumental Chamber Program



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 23, 2022 7:30 pm
Horry County Museum

Mediterranean Breeze
An afternoon of the sumptuous strains of Canteloube, Saint-Saëns, de Falla and more.
Yura Choi, Mezzo Soprano
Michael Emery, Violin
John Wickey, Harp
Rita Dunn, Harp



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 25, 2022 7:00 pm
Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet

Metropolitan Opera Artist
Pedro Diaz, Oboe and English Horn
Vanguel Tangarov, Clarinet
Ekaterina Tangarova, Piano



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 25, 2022 7:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach

String Quartet Concert
Ryo Usami, Violin
Miroslav Hristov, Violin
Kellen Degnan, Cello



The Master Artists Concert Series
July 26, 2022 7:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, Pawleys Island

Vanguel Tangarov, Clarinet
Mirsolav Hristov, Violin
Ekaterina Tangarova, Piano



Young Artist Showcase
July 29, 2022 2 pm
Coastal Carolina University, Edwards College Recital Hall

Varna International Young Artists Showcase featuring An Instrumental Chamber Program