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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Sun, Oct. 15

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Admission:

$18.00 (Includes GST)

Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano, with Special Second Half Guest Artist Lin Kai (Sunny) Zhang, the twelve-year old student of Dr. Skovorodnikov who has just won First Prize and Gold Medal at the Seattle International Piano Competition


“ Extraordinary performance…represented all the impressive characteristics of the Grand School…incomparable elegance and enchanting power…” “ Il Ponte”, Italy

This Vancouver-based, internationally esteemed virtuoso will treat us to an all-Chopin programme.

 

 

 

Audiences throughout Europe, Canada, U.S., Asia and former Soviet Union recognize Eugene Skovorodnikov for his stylistic interpretation and his technical brilliance. Born in Ukraine, he is a prize winner of "N.Lisenko" National Piano Competition (Ukraine). Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate course at the St. Petersburg conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country. In 2006 he was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Musical Arts by Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine for his achievements in performance and teaching.
“ Extraordinary performance…represented all the impressive characteristics of the Grand School…incomparable elegance and enchanting power…”  “ Il Ponte”, Italy
He was invited to perform in famous concert halls of the world such as St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chan Centre for Performing Arts(Vancouver, Canada), Theatre Bibiena (Mantova, Italy), Grand Theatre (Shenzhen, China), Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou, China), Centre for the Performing Arts ( Kfar-Saba, Israel), Ghione Theatre (Rome, Italy), Kharkov Philharmonic Hall (Ukraine)
"... Eugene captured attention of the audience with his perfect mastery and polished sense of style, full of life and romanticism... he played with the power and colours of symphony orchestra, with fluent and flawless virtuosity", "Nevsky Times", Russia
      " ...Skovorodnikov returned to Rome after a three year absence, but his long awaiting fan audience was treated to an absolutely outstanding performance; this level of artistic quality has been rarely heard in the past few musical seasons in Rome..." "Musica e Scuola", Italy
       Eugene Skovorodnikov is concertizing extensively as solo pianist, chamber performer (with Italian virtuoso flautist Stefano Maffizzoni;  Russian-French violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky; Lee Duckles, Principal Cello of Vancouver Symphony, and many others ), and with symphony orchestras.
He was invited and reinvited to perform with such symphony orchestras as Vancouver Philharmonic, " Simfonia",  "West Coast Symphony" (Canada), Kharkov Philharmonic, L'vov Philharmonic, Donetsk Philharmonic (Ukraine), Irkutsk Chamber Orchestra, St.Petersburg Philharmonic (Russia), and many others.  
Eugene Skovorodnikov was invited as a member of the juries to many piano international competitions. Such as "Rome 1997", "Rome 2002", "S.Rachmaninov" in Morcone (Italy), "16th Rina Sala Gallo Piano International Competition" in Monza (Italy), "1st Benjamino Cesi Piano International Competition" (Italy), "Premio Fausto Zadra - Citta Abano di Terme" (Italy)
He is frequently invited to perform and give masterclasses at the international festivals such as " Summit Music Festival " in New York, International Music Academy in St. Petersburg (Russia), Masters de Pontlevoy (France), "International Chamber Music Festival" in Positano (Italy) and Shanghai (China), "Kharkov's Assemblies" (Ukraine)
From 1991 until 2012, Eugene Skovorodnikov taught on the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Many of his students became winners of national and international competitions. Eugene Skovorodnikov is a Steinway Artist.

Lin Kai (Sunny) Zhang::

Lin Kai (Sunny)Zhang was born in 2004 in Beijing, China. 
He began his musical study from the age of 4. Sunny is currently a student of Dr. Eugene Skovorodnikov and has been working with him for almost 4 years. Amongst the many local, national and international competitions and festivals in which Sunny has already participated, some of his many awards and prizes include: 2nd place at the Canadian Music Competition in 2015, 1st places won at the Richmond Music Festival and Kiwanis Music Festival in 2014.  He also won 1st place at the Pacific Youth Piano International Competition in 2014, 2nd place at the Russian Music Piano Festival in 2010. In June 2016, Sunny will be performed  Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25 in G Minor with the Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver (Canada). In October 2017, Sunny won First Prize and Gold Medal at the Seattle International Piano Competition. In May 2018 he is performing Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 by F. Chopin with Symphony Orchestra at the Bell Centre for the Performing Arts in Surrey.

Programme:

I

Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano

F. Chopin

3 Mazurkas, Op. 7
No. 1 in B flat Major
No. 2 in A Minor
No. 3 in F Minor

2 Etudes, Op. 10
No. 3 in E Major
No. 12 in C Minor "Revolutionary"

2 Polonaise, Op. 26
No. 1 in C sharp Minor
No. 2 in E flat Minor

2 Nocturnes, Op. 27
No. 1 in C sharp Minor
No. 2 in D flat Major

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38

2 Valses, Op. 64
No. 1 in D flat Major
No. 2 in C Sharp Minor

II

Lin Kai (Sunny) Zhang, piano

J. S. Bach        -           Toccata in E Minor
F. Mendelssohn - Serious Variations, Op. 54
D. Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Op. 87
F. Liszt                        -           "Campanella"