2009 National Concert Series, Newcastle Concert Tour Two
Katia Skanavi
Australian debut piano recital tour
Concert Hall, Newcastle University Conservatorium,
23 May 2009

Katia Skanavi’s prodigious gifts took her from her native Moscow at the age of 18 to traverse the globe. Excelling at numerous international competitions, she has since performed with many of the world’s pre-eminent musicians including Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer and Kurt Masur, appeared with many of the world’s great orchestras and played in some of the world’s finest concert halls.

Skanavi relishes exploring composers in great depth including, most recently, Rakhmaninov and Chopin. On this, her premiere visit to Australia, she performs two of Chopin’s signature works alongside sonatas by Schubert and Carl Vine.

“Katia Skanavi weaves a bewitching spell by paring away all superfluity in her performances to unveil the pure essence of the music.” – CARL VINE

“Skanavi has enough technique to set the final pages of her curtainraiser ablaze… these performances are never less than brilliant and characterful.” THE GRAMOPHONE

Performers: Katia Skanavi (piano)
Franz SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A minor, D784
Carl VINE Piano Sonata no 3 (2007)
Fryderyk CHOPIN Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, op 22, Piano Sonata no 2 in B flat minor, op 35, Funeral March

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