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As part of the Scottish International Piano Competition 2010 an afternoon Piano Workshop and an evening Recital will be held at Carbeth Guthrie in association with the Carbeth Guthrie Charitable Trust on Friday, 17th September 2010.
The Piano Workshop to be held in the afternoon will commence at 2.30pm and finish at around 4.30pm. Cost is £5 per head. The workshop will be led by the distinguished Brazilian born pianist, Arnaldo Cohen, who is also the Chairman of the competition jury, and will feature earlier competitors.
The Evening Recital will be given by Viktoria Postnikova and will commence at 7.30 pm. Viktoria Postnikova is one of Russia's leading pianists and will be in Glasgow as she is a member of the competition's jury. Drinks will be served from 7.00pm. The programme will include Schumann's Kinderszenen and Schumann's Kreisleriana in the first half and Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 in the second half. Cost is £35 per head and includes refreshments (wine/soft drinks and an evening meal). Viktoria Postnikova is a most distinguished international pianist and this should be a spectacular performance.
Seat reservations for the Piano Workshop and/or the evening Recital can be purchased by the general public. Dress is informal – smart/casual or lounge suits. Attendance is limited by space, and places will be reserved on a "first come, first served" basis on receipt of your reservation form with payment.
Born into a family of musicians, Viktoria Postnikova entered the Moscow Central Music School at the age of six, studied with E. B. Musaelian and made her public debut at the age of seven in a Mozart concerto. At the Moscow conservatoire she joined the class of Jakob Flier. While still a student she won prizes at the Warsaw, Lisbon, Leeds and Tchaikovsky competitions. Her repertoire is extremely broad, covering works by composers such as Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov and from more contemporary periods music by Busoni, Ives, Britten, Shostakovich and Schnittke.
Ms Postnikova has performed with many conductors, including Adrian Boult, Kurt Masur, Kirill Kondrashin, Sir Colin Davis and her husband, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Among the many orchestras she has worked with in Europe are the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw and the London orchestras, and in America she has worked with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras. In addition to numerous tours to Europe and Japan, she has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in South America and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Australia and the Far East.
She has recorded all three Tchaikovsky Concerti for Decca, the Busoni Piano Concerto as well as the complete piano music of Tchaikovsky, Janacek and Glinka for Erato, violin sonatas by R. Strauss and Busoni for Chandos and the complete piano concerti of Brahms, Chopin and Prokofiev among many other recordings for Melodia. She is also an accomplished chamber musician, having given concerts in the CIS and France with Yehudi Menuhin featuring the complete Brahms violin and piano sonatas along with sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Bartok.
To download a pdf of the Reservation form click here. If, for any reason, you are unable to download the Reservation Form please contact the Carbeth Guthrie Charitable Trust directly, either by phone or (and preferably) email.