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29th October

18th and 20th November

A Great Russian Pianist, an "Awesome Masterpiece"

Prize-winning Russian Pianist, Evgeny Starodubtsev, Returns to Eelswamp

Friday, 18th November, 6pm


Sunday, 20th November, 5pm


Evgeny Starodubtsev, piano

"An accomplished and probing artist" New York Times


Evgeny is a graduate of piano and composition from Moscow Conservatory. His long list of wins at nternational piano competitions (at least 15 first prizes) began in 2004 with first prize at the International Piano Competition "Compositores de Espa'a", in Madrid. Since then, the list of first prizes is too extensive to list (never mind second and third prizes!). Here are a few from the last two years:

First Prize, Pietro Argento Competition, Italy, July 2016
First Prize, 10th Sigismund Thalberg International Piano Competition, May 2016
First Prize, 24th Ennio Porrino International Piano Competition, Italy November 2015
First Prize, Palma d'Oro Competition, July 2015
First Prize, Nuova Coppa Pianisti Prize, 2015

And many other prizes in competitions in Spain, Mexico, Canada, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, France, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Serbia amongst other countries.

Evgeny has performed at top venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. In addition to being a champion prize fighter, according to Andrey Gugnin, Evgeny is a very fine composer and has composed many symphonic works.

This will be Evgeny's second visit to Eelswamp. He thrilled our audience last year with two fantastic programs and will likely do the same this year.

First Program: Friday, 18th November, 6pm

Medtner: Forgotten Melodies op. 40

Brahms: Four Piano Pieces op. 119

Beethoven: Two sonatas, one middle period, one late

1. Sonata 'quasi una fantasia', op.27 no.1

2. Sonata op. 109 

Second Program: Sunday, 20th November, 5pm

A selection of Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, op.87

1 C major: a tranquil pastoral and hymn-like fugue, saluting Bach's famous C major p and f.

2 A minor: pensive, animated prelude; Bach-like chorale fugue

3 G Major: rousing prelude; happy-go-lucky fugue

5 D major: gentle prelude with sweet theme followed agitated but jolly fugue

7 A major: short, bright prelude; the fugue is one of the most beautiful pieces in its genre

8 F sharp minor

11 B major : chirpy prelude; jolly fugue

12 G sharp minor: majestic prelude in passacaglia form, jivey fugue in four parts

15 D flat major: wild, zany, prelude; chaotic, helter-skelter, fugue. One of the most famous, this number is a showpiece and often used as an encore.

17 A flat major: pastoral prelude, jaunty fugue

19 E flat major: majestic and then brooding prelude, menacing and then placated fugue

21 B flat major: lightning fast moto perpetuo prelude; staccato, bouncy dance fugue

24 D minor: the grand finale: majestic, dirge-like prelude which merges into the fugue building to a mighty climax 

Reservations:  1,200 baht for one concert. 2,000 baht for both. Email asiachart@hotmail.com or call 038 069681 office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

For more information: http://eelswamp.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-great-russian-pianist-awesome.html

Pattaya Classical Music donated 20,000 baht to Kate's Project, which helps needy children in Pattaya buy school uniforms.

Pattaya Classical Music donates 25,000 baht to the Hand to Hand Foundation
with proceeds from the recent Thailand Philharmonic Concert