April 5 - celebration of the composer's anniversary in Austria
April 5, Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. St. Petersburg Music House and Rossotrudnichestvo invite at the Russian Science and Cultural Center in Vienna, for concert "Embassy of Musical Mastery", dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev. Austrian music lovers will listen the Laureates of International Competitions German Kitkin (piano) and Fedor Amosov (cello).
Guests of this evening will be able to touch the unusually versatile creativity of Sergei Prokofiev. They will perform the patriotic Seventh Piano Sonata – one of the three "war sonatas". Audience will also hear virtuoso Sonata for Cello – composer was inspired by playing of the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich. The chamber ensamble will play fragments from Prokofiev's symphonic heritage: excerpts from a fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf", ballet "Cinderella" and opera "The Love for Three Oranges".
The piano program of this evening – the music of composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose birthday falls on April 1. Listeners will hear the masterpieces of late Romanticism: lyrical Etudes-Pictures from Composition No.39 and soulful Prelude in G minor.
German Kitkin (21 years old). Born in Orenburg. Graduate Student of the Moscow Conservatory (Class of Russian People's Artist Professor Mikhail Voskresensky). III Prize Winner of the International Piano Competition (Denmark, 2013). The Winner of Neuhaus International Competition-Festival (Moscow, 2013). The Member of St. Petersburg Music House Program since 2015.
Fedor Amosov (28 years old). Born in Moscow. His Assistant Trainee is People's Artist of the USSR, Professor Natalia Gutman. The Winner of the International Competition Ohio Arts Presenters Network (USA, 2012). The Holder of the Prize "The Best Performer of Chamber Orchestra Concert in the Second Round" at Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2015). The Member of St. Petersburg Music House Program since 2014.
Russian Science and Cultural Center in Vienna
Beginning at 6.30 p.m.
Address: 8 Bramsplatz.
Phone: +43 1 505 18 29
"Embassy of Musical Mastery" is a unique project of the St. Petersburg Music House and "Rossotrudnichestvo", which takes place since 2012 and includes the creative meetings of leading Russian musicians, as well as tours of the young soloists at the Russian Science and Cultural Centers abroad
"Embassy of Musical Mastery" concerts dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of Prokofiev will be also organized at the Russian Science and Cultural Centers in Warsaw (19 April), Bratislava and Brussels (21 April), Prague (22 April).
St. Petersburg Music House is the federal cultural institution, established in 2006 to prepare young Russian musicians for international competitions and festivals, occupies The Palace of Grand Duke Alexis Romanov at 122 Moika River Bank.
Artistic director is famous cellist, People's Artist of Russia, professor Sergei Roldugin. 2015/2016 Season for Music House is Anniversary Year. It will celebrate 10 Years on February 3, 2016.
For more information visit: www.spdm.ru