Piano Revolutionaries

2018 February 7 Past event
1 h
8 €

Start of the Event: 6.30 PM
Venue: Klaipėda Concert Hall Ground Floor Foyer

Winners of the Klaipėda Piano Masters:
Julija Bagdonavičiūtė
Živilė Kudirkaitė (piano)

Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Claude Debussy

Five composers and their lifelong work have defined the way we understand piano music today and still enjoy the sound of this instrument. In this programme, young pianists Julija Bagdonavičiūtė and Živilė Kudirkaitė focus on the music by five piano revolutionaries who managed to overthrow the then view of the piano as a ‘percussive’ instrument and turn it into the one capable of producing nuanced cantabile sounds, reproducing subtle emotions and endowed with tonal variety reminiscent of a full orchestra. “Piano Revolutionaries” features works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov and Claude Debussy.

Julija and Živilė are laureates of the Klaipėda Piano Masters Summer Academy that was held for the first time last summer in Klaipėda. Julija currently studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius and at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, while Živilė studies at the Music Academy of the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Both pianists have already garnered prizes at international piano competitions, taken part in master classes and been active as soloists.