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KATYA GRINEVA presents an Evening of Romantic Piano

Show Date: 2015-10-28
MPAA Rating: Family
Production: Embassy of the Russian Federation
Performers: Katya Grineva
Storyline: World Renowned Russian Romantic Pianist, Katya Grineva is back in Namibia for two nights; on the 28th of October, 20H00 at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) and on the 29th of October, and 19H00 in Swakopmund at the Namib Primary Schule (Aula). Katya, a noted exponent of the romantic repertoire, in her worldwide travels had three piano recitals in Windhoek and Swakopmund, which was attended by 600 people in November 2014. The pianist included Zambia in this year’s tour as well. Living most of her adult life in New York, she has acquired a reputation as a pianist of exceptional romantic/poetic expression. Commentators agree that Katya achieves her impact through subtlety and values the beauty of tone. The New York Times describes her as “liquid…dreamlike”. WNYC Radio says “…she’s a noted exponent of the Romantic repertoire…” Her interpretation and mastery of the piano can be summed up by one of her fans: “with Katya you sink into the sweet abyss of the music…” Born in Moscow, Katya began studying piano at the age of six, attending Moscow Music School. She went on to the Moscow High School of Music under the aegis of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with Professor Pavel Messner. It was during her tutelage with Maestro Messner that Katya began giving recitals and experiencing the “special and spontaneous” interaction between the artist and audience that would become the hallmark of her performances. In New York, she was awarded a scholarship to enter the Mannes School of Music graduate program, studying with Nina Svetlanova. Her education was enhanced through private coaching with Vladja Mashke, who played a key role in the young pianist’s development. Katya made her American debut in 1993 performing the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat, k.595 with the Baltimore Symphony. The Baltimore Sun hailed her performance …”Luminescent…a fine Mozart pianist…” She has been honored to perform a private concert for Former President George and First Lady Barbara Bush, in Philippines for a benefit concert for an audience of nearly 3,000, including former Philippine President Fidel Ramos. And only weeks ago, did she return from a remote island in Fiji where she performed a private concert to honor Adi Da Samraj. Her performance at the NTN & Swakopmund under the program titled, “From Katya with Love...” includes repertoires of Rachmaninoff Theme from "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" 18th Variation and master pieces by: Debussy, Schubert, Ravel, Tyberg, Chopin etc. For a delightful evening of Romantic Piano get your tickets at any Computicket outlet (Shoprite/Checkers) in Windhoek or Swakopmund. Windhoek Show @ NTN Swakopmund Show @ Namib Primary Tickets: N$150.00 p/person Tickets: N$ 80.00 p/person Enquiries: NTN Box Office on 061-374406. These performances are made possible by the First National Bank of Namibia, Rand Merchant Bank, SAA, Windhoek Country Club Resort and Air Namibia and with the assistance of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. For more details, photos, and to listen to Katya perform visit "http://www.katyagrineva.com" www.katyagrineva.com or Google Katya Grineva on Youtube.com
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Country: Namibia
Language: English