Eastside Piano Recital Series 2011

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The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle
presents a piano recital at St. Thomas Church in Medina
by internationally renowned Russian pianist

Eugene Skovorodnikov

Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Church
8398 Northeast 12th Street,
Medina, WA 98039

$15-general admission, $10-seniors and students, $5-kids up to 12 years old

For ticket information call (425) 829-1345

Program

Great works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky.

Eugene Skovorodnikov

Audiences throughout Europe, Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet Union recognize Eugene Skovorodnikov for his stylistic interpretation and his technical brilliance. Born in Ukraine, he is a prize winner of “N.Lisenko” National Piano Competition (Ukraine).

Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate courses at the St. Petersburg conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country. In 2006 he was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Musical Arts by Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine for his achievements in performance and teaching.

“Extraordinary performance … represented all the impressive characteristics of the Grand School … incomparable elegance and enchanting power …” (Il Ponte, Italy)

Eugene Skovorodnikov was invited to perform in famous concert halls of the world such as St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chan Centre for Performing Arts(Vancouver, Canada), Theatre Bibiena (Mantova, Italy), Grand Theatre (Shenzhen, China), Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou, China), Centre for the Performing Arts (Kfar-Saba, Israel), Ghione Theatre (Rome, Italy), Kharkov Philharmonic Hall (Ukraine), Schwartz Centre for Performing Arts (Atlanta, USA).

“… Eugene captured attention of the audience with his perfect mastery and polished sense of style, full of life and romanticism … he played with the power and colours of symphony orchestra, with fluent and flawless virtuosity” (Nevsky Times, Russia)
“… A sturdy Russian-Canadian pianist, Eugene Skovorodnikov, played with thunderous firmness a difficult Russian program … Interesting and illuminating, this was in the Chopiniana series” (Tribuna Musical, Argentina)

Eugene Skovorodnikov is concertizing extensively as solo pianist, chamber performer and with symphony orchestras. He was invited and reinvited to perform with such symphony orchestras as Vancouver Philharmonic, ” Sinfonia”, “West Coast Symphony” (Canada), Kharkov Philharmonic, L’vov Philharmonic, Donetsk Philharmonic (Ukraine), Irkutsk Chamber Orchestra, St.Petersburg Philharmonic (Russia), and many others. Eugene Skovorodnikov gave performances with many internationally acclaimed concert performers such as Mischa Maisky (cello), Alexandre Brussilovsky and Victor Kuleshov (violin), Julian Milkis (clarinet), Massimo Mercelli and Stefano Maffizzoni (flute), and many others.

” … Skovorodnikov returned to Rome after a three year absence, but his long awaiting fan audience was treated to an absolutely outstanding performance; this level of artistic quality has been rarely heard in the past few musical seasons in Rome …” (Musica e Scuola, Italy)

Eugene Skovorodnikov was invited as a member of the juries to many piano international competitions. Such as “Rome 1997”, “Rome 2002”, “S.Rachmaninov” in Morcone (Italy), “16th Rina Sala Gallo Piano International Competition” in Monza (Italy), “1st Benjamino Cesi Piano International Competition” (Italy), “Premio Fausto Zadra – Citta Abano di Terme” (Italy), “Luciano Gante” Piano International Competition (Italy), Thalberg Piano International Competition (Italy), Liszt Piano International Competition (Germany).

“… His performance of the “Wanderer” Fantasia by Schubert hypnotized us … Mr. Skovorodnikov’s powerful inspiration and sovereign technique allowed him to create perfection and beauty of the real sound image” (Musica e Scuola, Italy)

Eugene Skovorodnikov is the President and Artistic Director of “Music Encore Concert Society”, organization that presents concert seasons of solo recitals and chamber music performances in Canada. He is frequently invited to perform and give masterclasses at the universities and international festivals such as “Franz Liszt Academy” Weimar (Germany), Emory University Atlanta (USA), St. Petersburg Conservatoire (Russia), Kharkov University of Arts (Ukraine), “Summit Music Festival ” in New York, “International Music Academy” in St.Petersburg (Russia), Masters de Pontlevoy (France), “International Chamber Music Festival” in Positano (Italy) and Shanghai (China), “Kharkov’s Assemblies” (Ukraine), “Burgos Music Festival Festival and Master-class” (Spain), “Tzars Village International Festival and Master-class” (Russia). Since 1991, Eugene Skovorodnikov has been teaching with the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Many of his students became winners of national and international competitions. Eugene Skovorodnikov is a Steinway Artist.

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