It is with great pleasure that the highly esteemed Russian – Swiss pianist Konstantin SCHERBAKOV will be playing a full evening piano recital on Wednesday, December 26th at the stunning One & Only Royal Mirage, Royal Ballroom presented as the New Years Concert by Dubai Concert Committee.
Be inspired and spend one of the last evenings of the year at the “Alpine level of pianism” (American Record Guide) with the “Grossmeister of the Russian piano school” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Enjoy beautiful sounds of Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin‘s music at the relaxing atmosphere of tranquillity and peace.
Hailed by critics at the Lucerne Festival as a modern Rachmaninov and the triumphant winner of the first Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 1983, Konstantin Scherbakov launched his international career in 1990 at the XXth Chamber Music Festival of Asolo, where he performed the complete Rachmaninov works for piano solo in four recitals, to the manifest approval of Sviatoslav Richter, who listened to his performance. Born in the Siberian town of Barnaul, Konstantin Scherbakov made his début there at the age of eleven as soloist in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Soon after he moved to Moscow to continue his musical education at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the legendary teacher Lev Naumov, whose assistant he later became. After winning an array of prizes at prestigious international competitions in Montreal, Bolzano, Rome and Zurich, he performed with all the leading orchestras of the former Soviet Union and played recitals in more than a hundred cities. Since 1992 Konstantin Scherbakov has lived in Switzerland. In addition to recitals, orchestral performances and tours all over the world, and televised and broadcast performances throughout Europe, his concert activity has brought participation in major festivals, including Salzburg, Frankfurt, Bregenz, Bodensee, Lugano, Evian and Colmar, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Bad Kissingen, Schubertiade Feldkirch and Schwarzenberg, Singapore Piano Festival, Piano Rarities Husum, Beethoven Festival, Kraków, Lebanon Music Festival, Liszt Festivals in Raiding and Weimar, and the Lucerne Piano Festival. Boasting a phenomenal repertoire of some fifty concertos and a similar number of recital programmes, Konstantin Scherbakov has recorded music from Bach to Strauss and Scriabin and from Beethoven to Medtner and Respighi, with a current commitment to record for Marco Polo the complete piano music of Leopold Godowsky. His contribution to the Naxos Liszt piano music series includes critically acclaimed performances of Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s Symphonies, of which the Ninth Symphony (8.557366) was awarded the German Critics’ Prize 2005. His recording of Godowsky’s Sonata in E minor for Marco Polo (8.223899) was awarded the German Critics’ Prize in December 2001. Scherbakov’s recording of the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich for Naxos (8.554745-46) received the 2001 Cannes Classical Award. Konstantin Scherbakov has been professor at Zurich University since 1998 and is a jury member at prestigious international competitions, including the Busoni in Bolzano, ARD Munich, and the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, Weimar webpage (http://scherbakov.ch)
Sonata d-Moll op. 31 No. 2 “The Tempest”
Sonata Es-Dur op. 31 No. 3
from Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139:
Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante Es-Dur op. 22