Emerald City Music: UNRIVALED: THE PIANISTS OF CLIBURN
Emerald City Music presents winners of the 2022 Van Cliburn Competition alongside legendary pianist, Wu Han in our beautiful South Sound home venue: The Minnaert Center.
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite for two pianos (arr. Nicholas ECONOMOU) (1892)
Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Suite No. 1 for two pianos, Op. 5 (1893)
– Intermission –
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY – Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Lullaby, Op. 16, No. 1 (1872-1873)
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: “Scherzo à la russe”, Op. 1, No. 1 (1867)
Alexander SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30 (1903)
Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17 (1900-1901)
Wu Han, piano
Anna Geniushene, piano; silver prize winner of 2022 Van Cliburn competition
Dmytro Choni, piano; bronze prize winner of 2022 Van Cliburn competition
For the Curious Minds:
Experience this rare opportunity to hear the 2022 winners of the most pre-eminent piano competition in the world: The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Every four years, The Cliburn features the world’s top 18- to 30-year-old pianists competing for gold in front of an audience of over 10 million online and live. Emerald City Music is proud to present Russian pianist, Anna Geniushene (2022 Cliburn Competition Silver prize winner) and Ukrainian pianist, Dmytro Choni (2022 Cliburn Competition bronze prize winner) alongside the legendary pianist and Cliburn juror, Wu Han. The unique experience of seeing these pianists perform piano four-hands and on two, side-by-side pianos demonstrates the staying power of music bringing people of all cultures and backgrounds together. The performance will delve into the deep influence of Russian composers on piano literature, beginning with the Romantic music of Tchaikovsky, later exploring the mystical melodies of Scriabin, and finally concluding with music by Rachmaninoff, whose 150th birthdate we celebrate this season.