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Can’t Stop Rising Stars

Can’t Stop Rising Stars

Double Recital
2017 November 21, Tuesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Can’t Stop Rising Stars

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Songs Without Words Op. 62 No. 1 in G major
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Songs Without Words Op. 102 No. 3 in C major
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Songs Without Words Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI – Mazurkas No. 1–4, Op. 50
KAROL SZYMANOWSKI –  Variations in B flat minor, Op. 3
FRYDERYK CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Tonight the Vilnius Piano Festival presents two rising stars – Kenji Miura and Szymon Nehring. Lack of success in winning first prizes in international competitions in 2015 did not impede rising of these pianists – in two years Miura and Nehring earned the highest awards in the prestigious competitions.

Born in Japan, Miura has performed in many prestigious venues around the world including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Steinway Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Act City Hall in Japan, given concerts in Paris, the USA, Canada, Dubai, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In 2015, Miura won the Outstanding Diploma at the semi-finals of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. He also received the AAF Award, which was awarded to him by Martha Argerich and Gustav Alink (founders of Alink-Argerich Foundation). In 2017, Miura earned Steinway Förderpreis Award and was crowned the first prize winner at the First International Shigeru Kawai Piano Competition.  

Polish pianist Szymon Nehring, a winner of numerous international competitions, has performed with orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Santander Orchestra, Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. He has toured in Russia, China, the Ukraine, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Austria, France, Israel, Argentine, Brazil, Chile, the United States and many other countries. In 2015, Nehring performed in the finals of the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw to win the Audience Prize as well as a several other prizes. In 2016, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released a CD featuring his performance at the competition. In 2017, the pianist won first prize in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv as well as several additional prizes, including the Best Performance of a Chopin Piece Prize.

In the first half of the concert Miura will perform two piano transcriptions: Bach’s Chaconne for violin in D minor (Busoni) and Tchaikovsky’s Concert suite The Nutcracker (Pletnev). Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s romantic Songs Without Words will follow the transcriptions. The evening will continue with Nehring’s reading of Polish music – Szymanowski’s Mazurkas and Chopin’s Sonata 

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