THE PREFECT HOLIDAY GIFT TO GIVE AND ENJOY TOGETHER!
PROGRAM: TCHAIKOVSKY, RACHMANINOV
In recent years, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. Gramophone wrote that “Primakov’s empathy with Chopin’s spirit could hardly be more complete,” and the American Record Guide stated: “Since Gilels, how many pianists have the right touch? In Chopin, no one currently playing sounds as good as this! This is a great Chopin pianist.” Music Web-International called Primakov’s Chopin concertos CD “one of the great Chopin recordings of recent times. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty.” 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.”
Watch Vassily in Concert
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.
– Capacity will be limited so purchase tickets now!
– Reserve your table for dinner at Roost after the concert**
– Current NYS and CDC guidelines are in place. These require that all attendees wear a mask when indoors in public places. Thank you for your cooperation.
– As before, concerts take place on the second floor of the Arts Center, a fully renovated 100-yr old building without ADA access.
**Union Arts Center is now the home of the highly acclaimed Roost Restaurant, a casual American bistro providing elevated fare and an inventive cocktail list.