Enchanted by Romantic Piano
PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
With Alexei Volodin, one of the leading Russian pianists of middle generation, at the piano the National Philharmonic Hall will be immersed in Russian romantic music tonight. Graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the main Russian piano smithy where he studied with the legendary Georgian pianist Eliso Virsaladze, Volodin won the Géza Anda International Piano Competition 2003 in Zurich (Switzerland) and embarked on international career. Just within Europe he gave recitals in such coveted concert halls as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris Philharmonic Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Munich’s Herkulesaal, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, etc. Tonight the pianist will treat the audience to the Second Piano Concerto by his compatriot Tchaikovsky.
After intermission Maestro Robertas Šervenikas will offer Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony the third movement of which is magically enchanting portrait of the vast Russian landscape.