Vladimir Feltsman - Solo Piano Recital

Date: 01.22.2014

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Vladimir Feltsman

Soka Performing Arts Center Chamber Series


Vladimir Feltsman

Solo Piano Recital

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 21st-century composers. He has appeared with all the major American orchestras and on the most prestigious musical stages and festivals worldwide.

Born in Moscow in 1952, Mr. Feltsman debuted with the Moscow Philharmonic at age 11. In 1969, he entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory of Music to study piano under the guidance of Professor Jacob Flier.  In 1971, Mr. Feltsman won the Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long International Piano Competition in Paris; extensive touring throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe and Japan followed this.  In 1979, because of his growing discontent with the restrictions on artistic freedom under the Soviet regime, Mr. Feltsman signaled his intention to emigrate by applying for an exit visa. In response, he was immediately banned from performing in public and his recordings were suppressed. After eight years of virtual artistic exile, he was finally granted permission to leave the Soviet Union. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1987, Mr. Feltsman was warmly greeted at the White House, where he performed his first recital in North America. That same year, his debut at Carnegie Hall established him as a major pianist on the American and international scene.

His program will include:

  • HAYDN – Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46
  • SCHUBERT – Sonata in A minor, D. 537
  • LISZT – Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171
  • LISZT – Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173)
  • SCRIABIN – Vers la flamme (Poème), Op. 72

Mr. Feltsman’s extensive discography has been released on the Melodiya, Sony Classical, Musical Heritage Society, and Nimbus labels.  He also released within the last two years highly acclaimed “Tribute” recordings on the Nimbus label featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin as well as recordings of Chopin’s Ballades, Waltzes and Impromptus.

Tickets: $38.00/$28.00 Students and Seniors (62+)

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