Day of the Keyboard 3

Nareh Arghamanyan

Scriabin | Rachmaninoff | Medtner et al.

Sun, 16522

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Piano Festival

19.11.-27.11. 2016



    Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915)
    Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
    Piano transcriptions of selected lieder
    Nikolai Medtner
    Sonata Reminiscenza in A minor, Op. 38, no. 1
    Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
    Danse infernale, Berceuse, and Finale from The Firebird, arranged for piano by Guido Agosti
    Michail Glinka (1804–1857)
    Nocturne La separation
    Romance L’alouette, arranged for piano by Mili Balakirev
    Mily Balakirev (1837–1910)
    Islamey. Oriental fantasy for piano

    A stroll through a century of Russian music history is what Nareh Arghamanyan will undertake during this year’s Day of the Keyboard, which is dedicated completely to the Russian School of piano artistry. The pianist, who was born in 1989 in Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union), hearkens back to the Founding Father with Michail Glinka and then covers a range through the Mighty Handful (represented by Mili Balakirev) and late Romanticism (Sergei Rachmaninoff and Nikolai Medtner) to the visionaries Igor Stravinsky and Alexander Scriabin. The fact that this also happens to include some of the most virtuoso work in the piano literature is no surprise when you encounter the dexterity and stunning technical command of this pianist. She is “a genuine whirlwind of power and spirit,” as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes.

    Nareh Arghamanyan

    Born in 1989 in Vanadzor, Armenia, Nareh Arghamanyan began playing piano at the age of five. She was only eight when she was accepted into the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of her country’s capital, Yerevan, and in 2002 she became the youngest student ever to be admitted to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she graduated from the class led by Heinz Medjimorec. She subsequently continued her education with Avedis Kouyoumdijan in Vienna and with Arie Vardi in Hanover. International recognition came when Nareh Arghamanyan won the 2008 Montreal International Music Competition, after which she was invited to give a debut concert at the die Frick Collection in New York City and went on to perform several recitals in North America. Arghamanyan has performed with many acclaimed orchestras to date: credits include with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the North German Radio Orchestra, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. In the 2015-16 season she made her debut with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the MDR Symphony Orchestra; she also performed at the Linz Bruckner Festival in a memorial event marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. She began the current season with performances with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Nareh Arghamanyan has appeared at the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. In 2012 she released her debut CD of solo works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, which was followed by recordings of the two Liszt concertos with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin under Alain Altinoglu, and, with the same ensemble and conductor, concertos by Prokofiev and Khachaturian.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 November 2013 as part of the Debut series in a program of works by Bach, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.

    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