PERFORMING SCHUBERT, MENDELSSOHN AND STRAUSS
Watch: Oxana Mikhailoff & Vassily Primakov Perform Mendelssohn Allegro Brilliante
Schubert Sonata B Flat Major D.617 for one piano four hands
Schumann Pictures from the East Op.66, 6 Impromptus
Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brilliant Op.92 A Major
Liszt Symphonic Poem “Mazeppa”
Saint- Saëns Carnaval of the Animals
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Oxana Mikhailoff was hailed in a recent review by Jon Sobel as “a titan of the Romantic Piano Literature.” Of her playing, Vladimir Feltsman said “…(Oxana Mikhailoff) is a mature and accomplished musician…Her playing has character, imagination, and is poetic. She has a strong personality and stage presence.”
Oxana has performed throughout Russia and Europe as a recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician. Her United States debut took place at Carnegie Hall in 1999. She later returned to Carnegie Hall to play an all-Chopin recital on the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Oxana maintains an active teaching studio in Westchester County less than one-half hour from New York City. Along with Vassily Primakov, Oxana is co-Artistic Director of the Sparkill Concert Series and the Midland Music Series in Bronxville, NY.
In recent years, Vassily Primakovhas been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. In 1999, as a teen-aged prizewinner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Primakov was praised by Donald Rosenberg of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “How many pianists can make a line sing as the Moscow native did on this occasion? Every poignant phrase took ethereal wing. Elsewhere the music soared with all of the turbulence and poetic vibrancy it possesses. We will be hearing much from this remarkable musician.”
Vassily Primakov has released numerous recordings for Bridge Records that include works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Philip Glass, Arlene Sierra and Poul Ruders.
In 2011, Mr. Primakov, along with Natalia Lavrova established a new and vibrant record company, L.P. Classics, Inc. Their first release was Anton Arensky: Four Suites for Two Pianos. Most recently, they released Primakov’s Live in Concert Album that includes works by Medtner, Schumann, Brahms’ Handel Variations and Ravel’s La Valse. www.lpclassics.net
In March 2012 Vassily Primakov became a Yamaha Artist.
Vassily Primakov is Artistic Director of Sparkill Concert Series since 2018 together with Oxana Mikhailoff.