Pianist Natalia Katyukova Replaces Malcolm Martineau for Carnegie Hall's 'DISCOVERY DAY,' 12/14
Carnegie Hall today announced that pianist Natalia Katyukova has graciously agreed to step in for Malcolm Martineau, playing a full-length song recital with sopranos Joélle Harvey, Emalie Savoy, tenor Paul Appleby, and baritone John Brancy, as part of its Discovery Day: Benjamin Britten event on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. MR. Martineau has been forced to cancel his appearance due to an ear infection which prevents him from traveling.
Carnegie Hall's Discovery Day is an immersive afternoon to include a multimedia introduction to a new documentary about Benjamin Britten, song recital, and keynote lecture in celebration of the centenary of the composer's birth. Keynote speaker Paul Kildea leads the Discovery Day alongside English filmmaker John Bridcut who will introduce his new documentary on the composer.
This event is part of Carnegie Hall's season-long Benjamin Britten centenary celebration and Britten 100 festivities worldwide. Further details on Britten performances at Carnegie Hall can be found by clicking carnegiehall.org/britten. For more information on Britten 100, visit britten100.org.
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One of the most highly regarded collaborators of her generation, Russian pianist Natalia Katyukova is currently working as an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, and last performed in Weill Recital Hall in recital with tenor Paul Appleby, earlier this year.
A native of Klin, where Tchaikovsky owned a summer home, Ms. Katyukova has been invited numerous times to play in the Tchaikovsky House-Museum on the composer's own piano. She also played a solo recital in the Liszt House-Museum in Weimar, Germany. Ms. Katyukova has performed at several festivals and summer programs, including the Ravinia Festival and the Merola Opera Program, with instrumentalists and singers such as Irina Arkhipova and Ekaterina Semenchuk. She has appeared in recital throughout the US, Russia, Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan, and other countries. Ms. Katyukova has also been featured as a solo pianist with renowned orchestras, including the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseyev, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento with Ola Rudner, and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra led by Dmitry Orlov.
Ms. Katyukova previously served on the faculties of Texas Wesleyan University, Russia's University of Fine Arts, Italy's Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Claudio Monteverdi," and Mississippi's Natchez Opera Festival. She has accompanied for master classes led by artists such as Renée Fleming, Malcolm Martineau, Sir Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles, José van Dam, Martin Katz, and Warren Jones. Ms. Katyukova has been a recipient of many awards, including the Zonta Club Award and a Russian Arts Foundation grant. She is a winner of the MTNA National Piano Competition (USA), International Piano Competition (Spain), International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition (Italy), International Piano Competition "Premio Massaza" (Italy), and International Chamber Music Competition (Ukraine). Ms. Katyukova's performances have been broadcast on WFMT Chicago, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Bavarian Broadcasting, and Southwest German Radio.
A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, her teachers have included Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger, Ken Noda, and Lev Naumov.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Weill Recital Hall
DISCOVERY DAY: Benjamin Britten
Paul Kildea, Keynote Speaker
John Bridcut, Speaker
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Emalie Savoy, Soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
John Brancy, Baritone
Natalia Katyukova, Pianist
Discovery Day: Benjamin Britten is made possible, in part, by the Britten-Pears Foundation.
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