Tuesday 12 July 3.00 pm
Thank you for every day of this amazing year. Happy anniversary to us❤️Katya Gorbatiouk and Sasha Grynyuk
Galuppi: Sonata in C major (13′)
Andante / Allegro / Vivace
Liszt: Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”
Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne Op 9
Scriabin: Valse Op 38
Balakirev: ‘Islamey’ Oriental Fantasy
Sasha Grynyuk anniversary concert ……….A concert that I wrote about a few weeks ago when it was relayed from Cranleigh.
Today on this special occasion in the torrid heat of the English summer (nothing of course compared to where I am listening to this today)there was a special clarity and luminosity as a great pianist serenades his bride of a year with a superlative display of music making of a simplicity and clarity that is of a chosen few.Two of the nicest people I know sharing a life in music together .
The Galuppi sonata where it was good to hear all three movements.The first movement was a favourite encore of Benedetti Michelangeli but it was refreshing to hear the cascades of crystal clear notes of the Allegro and the elegance of the vivace.
I have heard his Liszt but it was overwhelming on rehearing it today played with such musicianship where the cascades of notes were all to the means of an architectural whole.The sublime simplicity of the chorale and its sublimation on high was breathtaking in its breadth and meaning.
To play Scriabin’s Prelude and Nocturne with such control of sound and colour with just the left hand was even more astonishing that the amazing feats of virtuosity with which he astonished and seduced us in Islamey.
A charming ground in C by Purcell was an unusually beguiling encore and quite hypnotic in its irresistible repetition
Winner of over ten international competitions, prizes and awards, Sasha was chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ for BBC Music Magazine and International Piano Magazine . His successes also include First Prizes in the Grieg International Piano Competition and the BNDES International Piano Competition, in addition to winning the Guildhall School of Music’s most prestigious award – the Gold Medal – previously won by such artists as Jacqueline Du Pré and Bryn Terfel.Sasha has performed in many major venues including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Wiener Konzerthaus, Weil Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall, New York), Teatro Real (Rio de Janeiro) and Salle Cortot (Paris). He has performed with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and Orchestra Sinfonica Brasiliera. His recording of music by Glenn Gould and Friedrich Gulda for Piano Classics was chosen as the record of the month for the German magazine Piano News and shortlisted for the New York Classical Radio Award. Among Sa sha’s ongoing projects are performances of Shostakovich’s original piano score for the 1929 silent film The New Babylon , which he premièred at LSO St. Luke’s and later performed at Leif Ove Andsnes’ Rosendal Festival, Norway. Born in Ukraine, Sasha studied at the Guildhall School in London. Sasha is a Keyboard Trust artist and currently benefits from the artistic guidance of its founder Noretta Conci-Leech.