We invite you to an exceptional concert in the Recitals of the Masters Series!
On May 5, at 6 pm, the NOSPR Concert Hall will host masters of the piano, father and son. Vladimir Ashkenazy became famous as the winner of the second prize in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the first prize in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels. However, he is not only one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century; he is also a world famous conductor, collaborating with such ensembles as Philharmonia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. Vovka Ashkenazy followed in his father’s footsteps. In 1983, he made his debut in Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Richard Hickox. The pianist has collaborated with such renowned orchestras as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, and Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra. On Sunday night, the artists will perform a varied programme. The concert will start with Fantasia in F Minor for four hands by Franz Schubert, followed by Waltzes for four hands, Op. 39, by Johannes Brahms, and La valse by Maurice Ravel, arranged for four hands. The night will close with Fantaisie-tableaux (Suite No 1) for two pianos, Op. 5, by Sergei Rachmaninoff.