Pk. 17. Aprīlis 2020 19:30
Performer: Anton Lyakhovsky (piano)
Two part concert
Ludwig van Beethoven. 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80
Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor “Appassionata”, Op. 57
Alexander Scriabin. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23
Sergei Prokofiev. Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Anton Lyakhovsky was born on December 19, 1979 i,n St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the Special Music High School for Gifted Children (affiliated to the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory) from 1988 to 1997, and then at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, studying piano with Alexander Sandler. From 2001 to 2004 Anton continued his education as a postgraduate student, studying piano with John Bingham at Trinity College of Music, and from 2004 to 2007 as a postgraduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he obtained his Masters degree.
During his time as a student, Anton has won many prizes at international piano competitions, including the Emmanuel Durlet International Competition (Antwerp, Belgium, 1996), the International London Piano, Duo and Ensemble Competition as a member of a duo (1998, Diploma), the Young Concert Artist International Audition (New York, 1999, Second Prize and Barenreiter Prize), the “Virtuosi of the year 2000” Festival (St. Petersburg, 1999, First Prize), the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition (London, 2001, First Prize and Audience Prize), the 4th International Prokofiev Competition (St. Petersburg, 2004, Diploma) and many others.
Anton has performed at a variety of different venues extensively across Europe and America, including the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Harlow Piano Festival, Jaques Samuel Pianos in the “Rush Hour Recital Series”, Bösendorfer UK as part of Hurstwood Farm Piano's concert series, The Great Guild Hall in Riga, the Great Hall and the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Capella Hall in St. Petersburg, Mouvaux Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, amongst many others. The European Piano Teachers Association regularly invites Anton to read lectures on piano performance and to lead masterclasses.
Anton has performed together with such world famous conductors as Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Dmitriev, Rossen Milanov, Nikolaj Alexeev, Alexander Anissimov, Modestas Pitrenas, Imants Resnis, Alexander Kantorov, Pavel Bubelnikov, Peter Gribanov, Aleksei Ludevig, Ravil Martynov, Sabrie Bekerova, Algirdas Paulavichus, Stanislav Gorkovenko, Ola Rudner, Vladimir Rylov, Atvars Lakstigala, Anthony Weeden and Peter Stark.
Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall