Alexander Ghindin

Concert Program

Sunday April 27th, 2014 at 7:30pm

PAC Concert Hall

Honoured Artist of Russia

Alexander Ghindin has been unanimously acclaimed by critics and music lovers as one of the most talented and original pianists of the present day.

Born in 1977 in Moscow. Before entering the Conservatoire in 1994, at the age of seventeen he became the youngest-ever laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Later he gained in Second prize at the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels in 1999. These successes assisted the start of the pianist’s extremely intensive recital activities. In 2007 he was a First prize-winner at the International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA) and was engaged for over fifty concerts in the USA. According to critics, he “made a staggering impression on the audience, demonstrating such a high level of mastery that makes every one of his performances special and unforgettable.” (Art and Life). In July 2010 Alexander Ghindin won First prize at the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil).

In July 2010 Alexander Ghindin won First prize at the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil).

In 2001 Ondine records has released the world première recording of the original version of Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 1 and 4 performed by Alexander Ghindin together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Alexander Ghindin is a frequent jury member of such competition as the Nutcracker Young Performers’ International TV Competition (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011); First Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2010); International Piano Competition in Cleveland (USA, 2011) and others.

Since 2006, A. Ghindin has been Artistic Director of his own concert series at one of Russias most distinguished concert venues, the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center, where he has performed the unique programs, such as: The recital of Four Pianos, Duo Program for Piano and Organ, American music for Two Pianos, including prepared instruments and others. That same year as part of the prestigious Osaka Festival Alexander Ghindin gave a series of concerts with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and performed at Suntory Hall. Alexander Ghindin is also an International Artistic Co-Director of "Swedish Royal Festival" and an Artistic Director of the festival "Tribut to Knushevitsky" in Saratov, Russia.

Alexander Ghindin is a constant participant at international music festivals. He has appeared at the Russian festivals Russian Winter, Stars at the Kremlin, The New Century of Russian Piano Music, Vladimir Spivakov Invites, The Musical Kremlin and the International Sakharov Arts Festival as well as the Swedish Royal Festival in Stockholm, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Encounters in Lille, the Vladimir Spivakov Festival in Colmar, the Radio France Festival, Folle journee (France), Bad Kissengen Sommer (Germany), the Rising Stars festival (Poland), Days of Russian Culture in Moravia (Czech Republic), the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany) and festivals in Echternach, La Roque d’Anthéron, Brussels, Limoges, Lille, Cracow, Rome, Sintra and Sicily.

Concert Program

Organ Concerto in d minor, BWV 596
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged by William Murdoch (1888-1942)

Largo
Fuga
Largo (Aria)

Moments in musicaux, Op. 16
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
No. 1 in b-flat minor - Andantino
No. 2 in c-flat minor - Allegretto
No. 3 in b minor - Andante cantabile
No. 4 in c minor - Presto
No. 5 in D-flat Major - Presto
No. 6 in C Major - Maestoso


Intermission


Preludio, from "España," Op. 165
Granada (serenata), from "Suite española," Op. 47
Danza española, No. 5
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor, from "Goyescas"
(The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Enrique Granados

Navarra
Asturias (Leyenda)

Isaac Albéniz (completed by Enrique Granados)

La Valse
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
transcribed by Alexander Ghindin



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