Day of the Keyboard 1

Sergei Redkin

Tchaikovsky | Pletnev | Prokofiev | Stravinsky

Sun, 18.11. | 11.00 | No. 18502

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

All three "Day of the Keyborad" recitals for CHF 120. Order Form here.

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Piano Festival

17.11.-27.11. 2018



    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) / Mikhail Pletnev (*1957)
    Five pieces from the Concert Suite to the Ballet The Sleeping Beauty for piano
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Six pieces from Cinderella, Op. 102
    Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
    Trois mouvements de “Pétrouchka” for piano

    The Piano Festival turns 20 this year: a birthday to truly celebrate! And so we have designed this year’s Day of the Keyboard as an exciting ball – with piano dances from the Baroque to modern times. The opening event will be performed by the young St. Petersburg pianist Sergei Redkin, who made a dynamic debut in the 2017 Summer Festival as part of the Prokofiev marathon led by Valery Gergiev. Redkin introduces us to the world of Russian ballet – with the three most important “dance masters” among the composers of his homeland: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Igor Stravinsky. All three of course wrote their ballet scores for full orchestra, but these works are also wonderfully suited to interpretations on the piano. Prokofiev, who himself was an excellent virtuoso, arranged several suites from Cinderella for the keyboard. Stravinsky chose “Trois mouvements” from his Petrushka demanding the maximum from the performer in terms of dexterity. In the case of Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Pletnev created a dance sequence from The Sleeping Beauty that is as resplendent as it is enchanting.

    The “Day of the Keyboard Package”
    If you attend all three “Day of the Keyboard” recitals, the total ticket price is CHF 120 (instead of CHF 150). Order Form “Day of the Keyboard Package” here.

    Special Offer: “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert”
    What could be better than introducing young ones to the secrets of classical music? When a ticket is purchased, adults will receive two equivalent free tickets for their youthful companions. More information here.

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    Sergei Redkin

    Sergei Redkin was born in 1991 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, where he began studying piano at the age of six at the State Music Academy, also taking courses early on in improvisation and composition. In 2004 he moved to St. Petersburg to undertake studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, first in the Special School for the Highly Talented and then, starting in 2009, as a regular student in the class of Alexander Sandler. He continued his composition studies with Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last pupils of Shostakovich. Redkin received a scholarship from the House of Music starting in 2011 and took part several times in the Lake Como International Piano Academy, where he worked with such figures as Dmitri Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, and Fou Ts’ong. He won the International Maj Lind Piano Competition in Helsinki in 2012, the Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg in 2013, and the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015. Valery Gergiev subsequently engaged him for performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Paris, New York, and Mexico and invited him to take part in a Prokofiev marathon as part of his “MPHIL 360°” Festival in Munich, where Redkin gave accounts of the composer’s last two piano sonatas. He has performed recitals and chamber music not only in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and various other Russian cities but also in Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland. In the 2017-18 season, he made his debuts with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra; he additionally performed at the Bruckner House in Linz, the Ruhr Piano Festival, and the Kissingen Piano Olympics, as well as in Basel and Brussels. Sergei Redkin has also written a number of compositions, especially in the areas of piano and chamber music.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 2 September 2017 in the Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos of Sergei Prokofiev as part of the Mariinsky Orchestra’s Prokofiev marathon under Valery Gergiev.

    July 2018


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