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10.19.2017

Rising Star Behzod Abduraimov Performs Solo Piano Recital

Rising Star Behzod Abduraimov Performs Solo Piano Recital at Soka Performing Arts Center

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Aliso Viejo, CA – Uzbeki pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs solo recital at Soka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults; and $32 for students, seniors aged 62 and better, and active military families. Purchase tickets online at PerformingArts.Soka.edu or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Described by the New York Times as the “master of all he surveys” and with the Los Angeles Times noting “Abduraimov triumphed again,” 26-year-old Abduraimov’s captivating performances continue to receive international praise. Program: Liszt/Wagner’s Isolde’s Liebestod, S447: Liszt’s Sonata for Piano in B Minor, S178; Schubert’s Moment Musical No. 2: Schubert/Liszt’s Valse-Caprice No. 6; and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82.

An award-winning recording artist, his debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découvert, Abduraimov released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha. Recent seasons have seen Abduraimov work with leading orchestras worldwide, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony, and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, as well as prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrusa, Thomas Dausgaard, and Vladimir Jurowski. Last season he made his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Gergiev featuring in their new 360 Degree Festival and subsequently made his BBC Proms debut with them.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Behzod began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.

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