Pushkin House welcomes talented Russian pianist Anna Genuishene. Prizewinner of multiple national and international competitions, Anna is rapidly establishing herself on the European scene. Graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, Anna is currently resides in London where she studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Her programme includes Prokofiev's monumental Eighth Sonata, finished in 1944 and dedicated to his second wife.
Please join us for an evening with leading BBC correspondent and writer Bridget Kendall and former UK Ambassador to Russia historian Rodric Braithwaite, discussing Kendall's new book - The Cold War: A New Oral History of Life Between East and West.
Join us for a talk by Paul Caister who dramatised five of Anton Chekhov’s 588 short stories into the play ‘Requiem’ which will be performed in the Upstairs at The Gatehouse from 12 September to 6 October. This is a GB Russia event. Tickets are only available from www.gbrussia.org
Pushkin House's monthly workshop, led by top translator Robert Chandler. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.
In English (with some Russian).
В программу урока входят пальчиковые игры, развивающие речь песенки, интерактивные сказки в костюмах с игрушками и креативные поделки руками малышей. Дети учатся в процессе и в общении познают себя и окружающий мир.
All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian. We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable. We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi.
In English (with some Russian).
On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published just ahead of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, Helen Rappaport's The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family. Join us for an evening of discussion with Helen Rappaport who will be in conversation with Frank Althaus, co-founding partner of Fontanka publishing and founding director of the Russian Language Centre. This event is part of our Romanov Season.
Join us for an evenings of songs and piano music by Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Medtner and their lesser-known contemporaries. Performed by Betty Makharinsky, a British-Russian soprano who has trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Jonathan Powell, a pianist who has strong ties with not only Russian repertoire but also the pianistic tradition associated with it.
Pushkin House is pleased to present a two day screening marathon of the Soviet Cult Classic Seventeen Moments of Spring and accompanied events. The 1972 Soviet espionage TV series 'Seventeen Moments of Spring' with its haunting score and songs are rightly some of the most famous and well loved in Russian cinematic history. Yet inexplicably, they remain virtually unknown outside the Russian community and a small group of cognoscienti in the West. This special weekend at Pushkin House aims to help change that with a series of unique events.
Mikael Tariverdiev, author of the haunting score for Seventeen Moments of Spring was one of the greatest modern Soviet film composers. The score, which is held to have helped elevate the series to its unprecedented success, remains one of the most popular works of film music. For this very special event, Vera Tariverdieva, Mikael's widow and the guardian of his legacy, will join Alex Kan and Stephen Coates in conversation to provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the life and work of a modern musical genius. This event is part of the Pushkin House Seventeen Moments of Spring Two Day Marathon.