Are you able to predict turns of the musical line, listening to a piece you have never heard before?
This famous Fantasy of C.P.E. Bach is one of the most unpredictable and improvisation-like pieces of its time.
American musicologist Richard Kramer reasonably writes that a performer playing such music “must then convince us that we are hearing not the player in mask but rather a beating heart of music and it’s living soul”.
It was composed by Bach in a solid age, nearly during the last year of his life and in this piece I see the whole spectrum of thoughts and emotions one may have at the end of his life journey.
Fear? Acceptance? Regret? Nostalgia? You decide.
Two chamber concerts in Luzern, Switzerland together with the wonderful violinist, violist, composer Igor Zavgorodnii will take place in Minnie-Hauk-Saal on June 29 and in the Saal Konservatorium Dreilinden on June 30.
First half of the concert includes pieces of great romantic composers J. Brahms and C. Franck, followed by works of prominent living composers from Switzerland (B. Furrer) and Ukraine (A. Retinsky)
With all my heart I would like to thank to the wonderful public of Jaen city, who showed such a great interest to the Jaen International Piano Competition, and was so kind to encourage me with an Audience Award, which makes me deeply touched and proud, since it is the most important value for every artist!
Many many thanks to the organizers of Jaen International Piano Competition, who did truly their best to create a cheerful, friendly atmosphere and were so attentive to ours needs!
Other prizes are the 3rd Prize and the Special Prize for the best performance of the compulsory piece by Manuel Seco de Arpe.
I am excited to share with you two of my recent recordings. These are Cadenzas from Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4. (Unfortunately, it is not possible to upload full-lentgh tracks due to the copyright rules.)
I would like thank to the organizers and audience of the incredible Bach Marathon that took place in Lviv, Ukraine on March 21, 2015! It was an unbelievable experience for me and I am very happy and proud to have taken part in this glorious celebration of the eternal music of J.S. Bach performing Sonatas for violin & keyboard with my friend and great colleague I. Zavgorodniy (center on the photo)!
In addition to the artistic importance this event achieved a national record of the largest amount of performances of Bach’s music in consecutive 24 hours (more than 30 hours in total, taking place at three different halls of Lviv simultaneously).
Special thanks to I. Ostapovych (left on the photo) and I. Pryshlyak, who have undertaken a significant amount of organizational work.