10 Dec, 8 pm – ILYA RASHKOVSKIY Concert

Hanoi National Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
77 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua, Dong Da

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ILYA RASHKOVSKIY

Concert – one night only

“Reports … suggest that Rashkovskiy is on his way to becoming one of the great pianists of this new century. So here is a chance to catch this extraordinary performer before he reaches Carnegie Hall and international stardom.”

From an email from Hanoi Cinematheque:

Cultural events in Hanoi often pass by before we even hear about them. So we would like to alert you to an upcoming concert that has received no publicity whatsoever:

A brilliant young Russian pianist, Ilya Rashkovskiy will be performing for one night only next week at Hanoi Conservatory of Music. Reports we have received from Singapore and Hong Kong (previous stops on his current Asian tour) suggest that Rashkovskiy is on his way to becoming one of the great pianists of this new century. So here is a chance to catch this extraordinary performer before he reaches Carnegie Hall and international stardom:

Tickets: (At the door) VND 50,000 and 100,000
(Note: Carnegie Hall tickets will be $80 – $250!)

Biography

ILYA RASHKOVSKIY

lya Rashkovskiy was born in Irkutsk, Russia, in 1984.

From the age of five he studied piano, first in his native city and then, from 1992, at the famous Music School for Musically Gifted Children in Novossibirsk, with Professor M.Lebenzon.

At the age of ten, Ilya participated in his first international competition for young pianists in Marsala, Italy, and won First Prize.

In 1998 he won First Prize at the International Vladimir Krainev Competition for young pianists, and was invited by the chairman of the jury, Prof. Vladimir Krainev, to study with him at the Music High School in Hannover, Germany. He became a student there in 2000.

A year later (2001) he won Second Prize as well as the Audience Award at the renowned M.Long-J.Thibaud competition in Paris.

Since then Mr. Rashkovskiy has performed at many of the world’s important venues:

In France : At Salle Pleyel, Chatelet, Theatre du Champs Elysee, twice at the festival La Roque d’Antheron.

In Russia : At the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmony.

In Ukraine: At the Kiev Philharmony.

In Japan: at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and at Symphony Hall in Osaka.

In Holland: at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Ilya has also performed in Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and China, collaborating with many orchestras and conductors such as M.Bamert, S.Comissiona, M.Diadura, A.Dmitriev, L.Foster, A.Katz, V.Ponkin, V.Sirenko, E.Spannjard, E. de Waart, C.Warren-Green, V.Ziva.

In 2005 Ilya won First Prize at the International Jaen Competition in Spain, which gave him the opportunity to perform in several cities in Spain.

In September 2005, Ilya was awarded First Prize at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, where the Chairman of the Jury was Vladimir Ashkenazy.
From Hong Kong competition review by Chang Tou Liang:

“Ilya Rashkovskiy is without doubt the most polished and competition savvy of all the candidates. He looked the part, and his every move and act suggested a winner. There was never an ugly sound in his playing, everything tasteful and no hair out of place in his reading of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491. He also wrote his own first movement cadenza; it was idiomatic and oozed elegance from every pore.”

Immediately after this competition, Ilya was invited to play recitals in China, at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and at the Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, and a few months later he was also invited back to Hong Kong to perform with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

In December 2006, he returned to Hong Kong to perform in the Joy of Music Festival organized by The Chopin Society of HK. He then proceeded to give his recital of Piano Fantasies in Manila, Guanzhou, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
A recording of this programme (Piano Fantasies) for the Alpha Omega Sound label will be released in December 2007.

Ilya’s recent recitals include: France (Festival Serres d’Ateuil), Italy (Emiglia Romagna Festival), Japan, Belgium, Poland (Chopin Festival), Russia (Moscow, October 07), and Uruguay, (Brahms Festival, September 07).

In December 2007, he will be back in Hong Kong to give a recital in the Joy of Music Festival 2007, this time playing a programme called: “Inspired by Dance”, which he will then present in Jakarta, Singapore, Manila and Hanoi.

In February 2008, Ilya will perform with the LCO (London Chamber Orchestra) under the baton of Maestro Christopher Warren-Green.


Hanoi National Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
77 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua, Dong Da


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