Romantic Serenades

August 06, 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola, Lerici


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Gavotte et six doubles, RCT 5/7
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) / Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
2 Lieder: Ständchen von Shakespeare, Ständchen
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) / Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 for piano, S 244

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Rondo capriccioso in E major, op. 14
Fryderyk Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58

Anna Kravtchenko, piano

Anna Kravtchenko, piano
Her radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce audiences to tears The New York Times, Harold Schonberg Joyful piano playing to warm the heart and thrill the senses The Daily Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris Few pianists boast such a luminous, light yet sharp touch. Ideal for mastering the high piano register as intended by Liszt (and Chopin, his other chosen author), whose torrential force and taste for thematic complexity he can also musically address. But of Kravtchenko even more enchanting are authority, executive naturalness and interpretive fluency. The Republic, Angelo Foletto What could be more sumptuous and exciting than the sound of Anna Kravtchenko? There is something Caravaggesque in his pianism, a kind of sumptuous intoxication of sound and at the same time pictorial matter that seems to swell in the air and the senses. Magazine Music, Gianni Gori A charismatic pianist with a “luminous sound and poetic interpretations that can bring the listener to tears” (New York Times), Italian-Ukrainian ANNA KRAVTCHENKO, with her unmistakable style and extraordinary expressive power, the result of her authentically spiritual nature, makes each of her concerts an enthralling and enlightening experience. Winner of the unanimous first prize and audience prize at the age of 16 at the International Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Bolzano, Italy, Anna Kravtchenko is called upon to play all over the world on such prestigious stages as: Philharmonie Berlin, Goldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein, Osaka Symphony Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zurich, Festival La Roque D’Antheron, Ruhr Klavier-Festival, to name a few. He has played with emblazoned orchestras including BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has released for DECCA two acclaimed CDs with music by Chopin and Liszt reviewed with five stars and “CD of the month” in major Italian magazines Amadeus, Classic Voice, Suonare News and Musica.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm. The kind audience is advised to arrive early to proceed to take their seats.