Day of the Keyboard 1

Georgy Tchaidze

Tchaikovsky | Rachmaninoff | Prokofiev

Sun, 16501

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Piano Festival

19.11.-27.11. 2016



    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
    Children’s Album, Op. 39
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
    Four Études tableaux from Op. 33
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

    The Day of the Keyboard included in this year’s Piano Festival takes us on a trip to Russia led by three young piano stars, all of whom were born in the former Soviet Union and influenced by the Russian Piano School. Naturally they will play Russian repertoire. First up is Georgy Tchaidze, who studied in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, and Berlin and who won Canada’s Honens Competition in 2009 as well as the Top of the World Piano Competition in Tromsø, Norway, in 2015. He has long been at home in the major concert halls around the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Konzerthaus, and London’s Wigmore Hall. “Fine sensibility and perfectly honed technique,” wrote The Daily Telegraph. For his first Lucerne appearance Tchaidze will demonstrate that Russian pianism has more to offer than immense technique. Which is why he begins with Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album, with its marching toy soldiers, dolls, and witches, before kicking into high gear with Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.

    Georgy Tchaidze

    Born in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Georgy Tchaidze began studying violin and piano at the age of seven and initially pursued training on both instruments before deciding to devote himself to the keyboard. He completed his studies with Irina Feoktistova at the Balakirev Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod and with Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and as a postgraduate with Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. Among Tchaidze’s numerous competition victories, he took First Prize at the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition in Canada. In 2015 he won the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromsø, Norway. In recent years Georgy Tchaidze has appeared in recitals at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He has been a guest artist at the Toronto Summer, the Kissinger Sommer, the Verbier Festival, the Settembre Musica in Turin, the Lofoten International Piano Festival in Norway, and the Festival Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse in Southern France. Under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman, he has performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; as a chamber musician he regularly concertizes with the Cecilia String Quartet and the Borodin Quartet. Georgy Tchaidze has released three CDs to date: Dvořák’s Piano Quintet, Op. 81, with the Cecilia String Quartet; a Schubert album including such works as the Wanderer Fantasy; and a CD of works by Medtner, Mussorgsky, and Prokofiev.

    November 2016

    The Day of the Keyboard Package:
    Attend all three Day of the Keyboard recitals for a total ticket price of CHF 120 (instead of CHF 150). See the ticket order form.

    Day of the Keyboard 1 /11.00
    Georgy Tchaidze
    Works by Tschaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev

    Day of the Keyboard 2 / 16.00
    Alexei Gorlatch
    Works by Chopin, Prokofiev and Stravinsky

    Day of the Keyboard 3 / 18.00
    Nareh Aghamanyan
    Works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Stravinsky, Glinka and Balakirev