In “2 Pianos from Russia with Love” on Thursday, February 10th at 7:30pm at the Aventura Cultural Center, the brilliant essential Russian works will be complemented by a world premiere of Ms. Korepanova’s original work Con brio.
Korepanova is a piano powerhouse, recognized not only for her achievements as a pianist, but also for her work as a transcriber, composer, visual artist, and poet, reflecting her uncompromising dedication to the arts. Since studying at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory she has enjoyed a top-notch touring career and has garnered national attention with performances at Carnegie Hall, the Barge music series in New York City, the Phillips collection and the International Miami Piano Festival.
Ilya Kazantsev is a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene and has been described by the Washington Post as “virtually flawless”. He’s performed extensively with orchestras in Russia and the United States, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, and Canada. In addition to solo work Ilya tours the world with the esteemed Hermitage Piano Trio. The multi-Grammy-nominated pianist Ilya Kazantsev is widely recognized as a member of the Hermitage Piano Trio, a versatile recitalist and pioneer of new music.
Alexander Scriabin ~ Fantasy in A minor for 2 pianos, Op. posth.
Dmitry Shostakovich ~ Suite for 2 pianos in F sharp minor, Op. 6
Asiya Korepanova ~ Con brio for two pianos
Sergey Rachmaninoff ~ Symphonic Dances Op. 45, in 2 piano version
Tickets are $35 general admission and $50 VIP (preferred seating and complimentary prosecco) and can be purchased through the Dranoff website at www.Dranoff2Piano.org
“2 Pianos from Russia with Love” takes place on Thursday, February 10th at 7:30pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center located at 3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180.
For 36 years, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world’s leading champion of exclusively two piano repertoire and artistry. It is the only international foundation, accredited by the World Federation of International Music Competitions, to discover, promote, and award honors to top professional duo piano artists through its competition, commissions, and presentations of duo piano concerts. The Dranoff promotes awareness in a new generation of students of the transformational power of music and the arts through its multi-disciplinary, educational, and inspirational concert program, PIANO SLAM.
About the Artists
Pianists Asiya Korepanova and Ilya Kazantsev met two decades ago as classmates at the Central Music School under Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
They have always enjoyed playing together. Successful career paths brought them to different continents and cities they reconnected in 2019 as new residents of Boston, Massachusetts. Finally able to make their longtime dream come true: they now begin publicly performing as the ’88 by 20′ duo. Though initial plans were halted by the pandemic, Asiya and Ilya made their public debut at the Third Dimension festival in Oregon in August 2021. They are currently working on their first album program and looking forward to the growing number of performances ahead of them.
All guests age 2+ are required to wear a face covering consistent with CDC guidelines while inside the venue, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas. All guests age 12+ are required to present documentation (printed or digital) to event staff before entry showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance or a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result conducted within 24 hours prior to the performance. As an alternative fully vaccinated guests have the option of presenting documentation (printed or digital photo) to event staff showing full vaccination status which includes completion of final dose at least 14 days prior to the performance date. Please be advised that it’s the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate these rules to whomever they may be providing tickets. Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies may be required to leave the theater without refund.
Carlene M. Sawyer
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