October 29, 2010

Upcoming Concert Features Russian Pianist Andrey Pisarev, World Premiere, and RPO Musicians

Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Andrey Pisarev returns to Rochester for a special concert featuring the music of Chopin and Beethoven on Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at Performance Hall at Hochstein.

Pisarev will perform the world premiere of composer Marek Harris' arrangement of the Chopin Piano Concerto in E Minor for piano and string quintet. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Juillard, Harris was specially commissioned to arrange this beloved concerto as a piece of chamber music.

Pisarev will be joined by the Amenda Quartet – which features RPO musicians David Brickman (violin), Patricia Sunwoo (violin), and Melissa Matson (viola), and cellist Mimi Hwang – as well as RPO bassist Colin Corner. The concert also includes the Amenda Quartet performing two Beethoven string quartets.

Pisarev, who is a professor at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, has won top prizes at the Mozart, Pretoria, and Busoni International Competitions. Click here to view a video of Pisarev playing Chopin.

The concert is presented by the RPO with support from the RIT Performing Artists Concert Series. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Click here for more concert information.

Andrey Pisarev will also perform a solo recital of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, Schubert’s Four Impromptus, and selections by Liszt on Friday, November 5 at 8:00 pm at RIT’s Ingle Auditorium. Use this link for more information about that concert.

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