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Alexander Ardakov

20.05.2011

The Russian Center for Science and Culture

 

A Recital by Russian Virtuoso Pianist,

Professor at Trinity College of Music in London

Alexander Ardakov

Rachmaninov (1870-1943)

Five Preludes

Op 3 no 2 in C sharp minor

Op 23 no 1 in F sharp minor

Op 23 no 3 in D minor

Op 32 no 5 in G major

Op 32 no 12 in G sharp minor

 

Scriabin  (1872-1915)

Three Etudes

Op 2 no 1 in C sharp minor

Op 8 no 11 in B flat minor

Op 8 no 12 in D sharp minor

 

Chopin(1810-1849)

 

Four Impromptus

Op 29 in A flat major

Op 36 in F sharp major

Op 51 in G flat major

Op 66 in C sharp minor

 (Fantasy-Impromptu)

Scherzo no 2 in B flat minor op 31

 

Interval

Liszt(1811-1876)

 

Valee d’Obermann

Petrarch Sonnet no 104

Concert Paraphrase “Rigoletto”

Liebestraum

Tarantella

Consolation no 3

Mephisto Waltz

May 20, 19.00

 

 

Vester Voldgade 11,  1552 Copenhagen V

 

A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire and a prizewinner at the Viotti International competition in Italy, Alexander Ardakov has been living in England since 1991 where in addition to his performing career throughout the world he is a Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music in London. He has performed for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has made several CD recordings, including Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson. Among his recent engagements are recitals at the Bosendorfer Hall in Vienna, at St. John’s Smith Square in London, at the Carnegie Hall in New York, in the Casteig Music Centre in Munich, in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford and a much acclaimed sold-out recital in the Wigmore Hall in January 2007. In May 2004 he performed in one evening the three piano concertos (Schumann, Rachmaninov-2 and Tchaikovsky-1 with the ‘Orquestra do Norte’ in the Coluseo Hall in Oporto, Portugal. In May 2007 he performed Rachmanino- 2 in the famous Benaroya Hall in Seattle with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, receiving a standing ovation from an audience of 2000. He has given performances and Master classes in France, Germany, USA, Poland, Russia and Denmark. Future plans include performances in the USA, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Portugal and Russia.

 

Alexander Ardakov