Koshanin is a pianist and composer with a distinctive musical style and a cultural ambassador with a mission of enriching the cultural diversity in our communities through music and storytelling about the Mediterranean cultures, traditions and history.
"I was in a bad mood when I first met Koshanin, heading home after a work trip
that included three cancelled flights. I couldn't get out of Portland International
Airport fast enough.
And then I heard the soft tones of a piano being expertly played in the ABC Lobby.
My steps slowed. My shoulders relaxed.
I didn't recognize the music, but it was beautiful, and I stopped to thank its
The Sunday Oregonian Newspaper, August 2018 (An excerpt from 'The Oregonian' newspaper article by Samantha Swindler)
"The last thing one expects to find is a grand piano in an airport terminal. This beauty features Koshanin, a pianist from the Balkans whose fingers dance over the ivory keys."
Portland Business Journal, March 2014 (from an article and photo essay by Cathy Cheney)
“Koshanin, your music live was a finer gift than I ever imagined – so many rich, complex & soulful pieces. Your music reflected on sorrows but moved on into challenges, transformations & joys. It really lifted my heart. Now I'm ready for the new year, painting and seeing colors in new ways.”
Kris Wood, artist & painter (Portland, Oregon, USA)
"...I just wanted to say that your playing is beautiful, and it made my day to listen to you. I used to play piano competitively, but I stopped playing three years ago simply because I has a hard time balancing everything in college. So, it's been a while since I've really listened to any pianists. I am so glad I happened upon you playing at the airport. It brought back a lot of good, happy memories and makes me want to take up the art again. Thank you so much for bringing wonderful music into the world."
From a note by an anonimous Traveler @ PDX Airport
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Since February 2013 Koshanin has been a Resident Artist at Portland's International Airport's "ARTS & MUSIC Program" where he performs regularly and represents portland's cultural and musical diversity along with select other Portland-based musicians.
Music... Culture... History... Koshanin's Concerts and Workshops are more than just about the music... they are a Cultural Experience!
Educating and entertaining, Koshanin's concerts and workshops take the audiences on a beautiful journey in time and space. A journey reaching far back in history and covering all the Mediterranean lands, all the while exploring the colorful mix of different religions, races, ethnic groups, their arts and traditions that influenced and shaped today's Mediterranean culture and music styles.