Music at Ten: Andrey Yemtsov, piano

Event date: 
Saturday, 8th May, 2021 - 10:00 am
Venue: 
Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Admission: 
Entrance $10. Children under 18 free.

Programme

 

Schumann                         Kinderscenen op.15

Scriabin  Etude op.2 No.1

Prelude op2. No.2

Tchaikovsky-Volodos         “Lullaby in a Storm” op.54 No 10

Rachmaninov-Volodos       “Melodiya” op.21 No.9

                                           “Zdes Horosho” op21.No.7

                                          “Andante” from Cello Sonata

Chopin                               Ballade No.1 op.23

                                          Scherzo No.1 op.20

 

 

Biography

 

Alexey Yemtsov is one of the finest pianists of his generation in Australia, playing with powerful virtuosity, technical precision, and tender lyricism. He has performed in London, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and toured extensively throughout China, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Australasia and the United States, including a performance for former US President, Bill Clinton.

Born in Ukraine, Alexey commenced piano at age of six and gave his first concerto performance at ten. Winning First Prize and the President’s Special Prize in the Horowitz International Piano Competition just two years later, he went on to win First Prize in the International Prokofiev Competition, and was recorded live for the release of the “Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century” Collection (Polygram Classics). He was a Major Prize Winner of the Pozzoli and UNISA International Piano Competitions in 2004 and 2008 respectively.

Within Australia, Alexey’s debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 under the direction of Vladimir Ashkenazy was received with wide critical acclaim and standing ovations: “scintillating precision and dexterity…The long-breathed passages of lush lyricism were shaped with tender care” (The Australian). Immediately re-invited for the following season, Alexey has since appeared with the Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oleg Caetani, Sir Mark Elder, Lawrence Foster, Marko Letonja, Vladimir Verbitsky and Simone Young. He toured China as soloist with the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2010. Other international soloist engagements have included concerts with Kiev Camerata and the National Ukrainian Orchestra (Ukraine), I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano (Italy), and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand).