Irina Zahharenkova

Irina Zahharenkova's success in international competitions has been staggering. In 2005 alone she won a prize in the Epinal Piano Competition in France, the 'Prague Spring' International Harpsichord Competition, the Enescu International Piano Competition in Romania and the Geneva International Piano Competition. The following year she won the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in Italy and the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Germany. Even before that she had met with success, in 2004 winning the Premio Jaén International Piano Competition in Spain, in which she also won the audience prize. Zahharenkova now lives in Finland, having graduated in piano and harpsichord from the Estonian Academy of Music in 2000. Her teachers included Lilian Semper and Maris Valk-Falk.

Programme

10. Kontio School 18.15

Maurice Ravel (1875—1937):

Gaspard de la Nuit: 3 poèmes pour piano d'après Aloysius Bertrand (1908)

Tue
11.7.

25. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Theme and Variations in E flat, WoO 24 for piano "Geistervariationen" (1854)

Fri
14.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Maurice Ravel (1875—1937):

Jeux d'eau for piano (1901)

Sat
15.7.

31. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.30

Aleksandr Skryabin (1872—1915):

Masque, Op. 63/1 for piano (1912)

Sun
16.7.

31. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.30

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Masques, L. 105 for piano (1903-04)

Sun
16.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Jaakko Kuusisto (1974):

Valo, Op. 23 for violin and piano (2009)

Tue
18.7.

67. Vuokatinhovi Restaurant 18.00

Astor Piazzolla (1921—1992):

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Wed
19.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1721, 2nd movement by Jukka Tiensuu)

Thu
20.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Wellington's Victory or the Battle of Vitoria, Op. 91 (1813, arr. for piano and percussions)

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Alfred Schnittke (1934—1998):

Tango from Agony

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Astor Piazzolla (1921—1992):

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Kurt Weill (1900—1950):

Youkali - Tango Habanera (1934)

Thu
20.7.