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3 Alexander Ghindin, piano
Alexander Ghindin, piano
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center
A native of Moscow, Alexander Ghindin has rapidly established himself as a major force on the international piano scene. In 1994 at age 17, he became the youngest winner ever of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition, later winning Second Prize at Brussels’ Queen Elisabeth Competition. He also won First Prize at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition and First Prize at the 2010 International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina in Brazil.
Alexander Ghindin has recorded over 24 CDs and annually performs over 100 concerts throughout the United States and Europe, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in the U.S., and abroad at London’s Barbican Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Paris’ Salle Gaveau and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, among others.
Mr. Ghindin’s program bookends Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes with two colorful, programmatic works. Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli was written as an addition to his Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), the composer’s musical impressions of his travels to Switzerland and Italy. Mussorgsky’s masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition was written as an homage to his friend, artist Victor Hartmann.
Liszt: “Venezia e Napoli,” from Années de Pèlerinage, Vol. II
This concert is sponsored by Evola Music.
6:45pm, Free to ticket-holders.