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Pianist Alexei Tartakovsky Comes to Merkin Concert Hall This March

New York Artist Management presents pianist Alexei Tartakovsky on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall.

One of the most promising young virtuoso talents of his generation, Tartakovsky's beautiful singing sound, profound musicianship, superb technique and very exciting artistic approach represent the best qualities of the golden age of the Russian piano school. A semi-finalist of the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsawand top prize winner of many international piano competitions, he will perform a recital featuring works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Bach-Busoni, Bach, Debussy and Liszt.

Founded in 2009, NYAM has had the unique privilege and pleasure to collaborate with many of the world's finest performing artists. NYAM's incomparable representation and partnership is due to its management by an exceptionally diverse blend of professionals who are devoted to the promotion and development of instrumentalists, vocalists and other ensembles. Their vast international network is influential in providing meaningful services to both cultivate the careers of rising stars, as well as build upon the successes of established performers all over the world.

IF YOU GO:

Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:30pm

Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, New York
Subway: 1 to 66th St./Lincoln Center; 2 & 3 to 72nd St.

Admission: $25; $35

Info: (212) 501-3330 | http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/alexei-tartakovski-piano/

PROGRAM:

Bach-Busoni

"Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"

J.S. Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, WTC I

Franz Liszt

Sonata in B minor

INTERMISSION

Fryderyk Chopin

Polonaise-fantaisie, op. 61

Claude Debussy

E?tude 11 - pour les arpe?ges compose?s

Franz Liszt

Transcendental Etude No. 12 - "Chasse neige"

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 36 (original version)

1. Allegro agitato
2. Non allegro - Lento
3. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto

About Alexei Tartakovsky, Pianist - Alexei Tartakovsky is one of the most promising young virtuoso talents of his generation. His beautiful sound, profound musicianship, superb technique and exciting artistic approach represent the best qualities of the golden age of the Russian piano school.

He first brought attention to his artistry by winning three top prizes in a one year span (2006-2007) at the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, The New York Piano Competition, and the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in New York, which resulted in his performing at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall).

Immediately after, he achieved great success at the James Mottram International Competition in Manchester (UK) and received 1st prize at the Heida Hermanns International Competition in Westport (Connecticut). The chairman of the jury, Gayle Martin Henry, said about him: "Tartakovsky is a monumental talent. He has such a clear vision and ability to listen to himself. He is very special." The Westport newspaper "Patch" wrote: "Tartakovsky won the competition with unanimous decision by the judges, who called him a "phenomenal" and "first rate pianist."

Since then, he has been performing extensively both solo and with orchestras in the USA, Europe and Asia. As the winner of the New York Concert Artists International Competition, he performed in New York City and in Smetana Hall, Prague under the baton of Nurhan Arman. His most recent performances in Holland at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Theater Odeon in Zwolle, as well as his performances in Poland, had a huge resonance and were broadcasted on Dutch Radio 4 and Polish Radio 2 throughout Europe. Tartakovsky's playing has also been broadcast on WQXR, New York City's classical music station.

A highlight of his career was his outstanding performance at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, where he reached the semifinal round. He received high praise from members of the jury, including Martha Argerich, Adam Harasiewicz, and Akiko Ebi, who called him a "fantastic musician and pianist."

Tartakovsky worked with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School, and also studied with professors Boris Slutsky and Boris Berman. He holds degrees from CUNY Queens College, Peabody Conservatory, and the Yale School of Music. Since 2005, he has been working with renowned Russian pianist and pedagogue Nina Lelchuk.

Photo Credit: Chris Niedenthal



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