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SERGEI DREZNIN: ON A BRIGHTER NOTE
MONDAY, NOV 19 2018, 07:30 PM
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York takes great pleasure to present Mr. Sergei Dreznin, a New York-based Austro-Russian award-winning pianist and composer. He is one of the brightest representatives of the rich and glorious Russian piano school and an all-round musician and citizen of the world. He appears regularly at prestigious music festivals including Bard Music (New York), the Sviatoslav Richter in Tarusa, Russia and Annecy Classic in France. As a composer, Mr. Dreznin has 17 music theater works produced in Moscow, Vienna, New York, Madrid and Paris.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major
Franz Liszt: Sposalizio (after Rafael's painting)
Frederic Chopin: Two Nocturnes, E-flat major and B major
Sergei Prokofiev: Four Visions fugitives op.22, Toccata op.10
Friedrich Gulda: Sonatina in 3 movements
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in blue (arrangement for piano solo by Sergei Dreznin)
Sergei Dreznin was trained in Russia's finest music schools and won prizes and critical recognition in Russia, Europe and the United States. He often includes improvisation to the themes suggested by the audience in his piano recitals, thus reviving XIX century tradition. The New York Times praised Mr. Dreznin's "virtuosity... grace, pliancy and confidence" and "seemingly limitless reserves of volume." After giving some 200 concerts a year when he lived in Russia, he moved to Vienna, where he spent 11 years performing, writing, and producing music theater. After that, Sergei has lived in New York, Paris, Berlin, and now is back in New York. In his own words, he is trying to create art worthy of the challenges and drama of the new Millennium.
Image Credit: Oleg Nikishin