MIKHAIL MORDVINOV: ROMANTIC PIANO CLASSICS

The well-known romantic pianist plays a beautiful programme of works by Debussy, Schumann and Rachmaninov.

Mikhail will play a selection of Romantic music including Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque , with the classic Clair de Lune as its 3 rd movement. He will play the Fantasiestücke by Schumann, a serenely beautiful and thought provoking set of eight pieces narrating the story of Florestan and Eusebius, the imaginary personae – one brash, one melancholic: the two sides of a bi-polar personality – who inspired his composition. After the break, Mikhail will play the virtuosic 9 Études-Tableaux Op.39 , by Rachmaninov – his last composition while he was still in Russia, greatly influenced by Scriabin.

Mikhail Mordvinov was born in Moscow and at the age of six started to study at the Gnessin School under Tatiana Zelikman. At just 20 years old he was propelled onto the international stage after winning both the Schumann competition in Zwickau and the Schubert Competition in Dortmund, signing his first recording contract in 1998. Mikhail has toured the globe playing in the great concert venues working with the best-known contemporary conductors. He is a soloist with the Moscow State Academy Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2004 has himself taught at the Gnessin School.

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