For musicians, a performance at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall is a milestone. Dr. Selim Giray, associate professor of violin and viola at PSU, achieved that in January. Girary and Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti, assistant professor of music at Ohio Wesleyan University, performed in
Carnegie Hall’s elegant Weill Recital Hall on Jan. 8.
Although performing at Carnegie Hall is a special event, Giray has a long list of prestigious performances to his credit.
Giray, who is music director and conductor of the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra and the PSU Chamber Orchestra has performed extensively on four continents and has appeared frequently on
radio and television. In addition to his duties at Pittsburg State University, Giray also serves as the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Ohio Light Opera. In 2010, he was appointed field editor for the Mellen Press.