Valeria Resjan

Valeria Resjan began piano lessons in Russia, moving to Finland in 1990. She was a pupil of Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris at the Sibelius Academy and of Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid, and she studied chamber music under Ralf Gothóni. Resjan shared first prize in the Maj Lind Piano Competition in 1992 and won the international Pilar Bayona Piano Competition in Spain in 1995. She came fourth in the Montreal International Competition in 1996, in which she also took the award for the audience's favourite artist. Resjan has performed as solo pianist and soloist with orchestra in Europe, Asia and North America, and has collaborated in chamber music with many internationally acclaimed musicians. She has recorded works by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius with violinist Pietari Inkinen and cellist Tuomas Ylinen. The trio performed at the Wigmore Hall in 2007.

Programme

11. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Vittorio Monti (1868—1922):

Czardas (1904)

Tue
11.7.

13. Kontio School 14.15

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873—1943):

Etudes Nos 8, 3, 2 and 9 from Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39 for piano (1916-17)

Wed
12.7.

29. Kontio School 17.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Quintet in E flat, Op. 16 for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn and piano (1796)

Sat
15.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring" (1800-01)

Mon
17.7.

40. Kontio School 21.15

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Valse triste, Op. 44/1 (1904; arr. for piano by composer)

Mon
17.7.

40. Kontio School 21.15

Franz von Vecsey (1893—1935):

Valse triste in C minor for violin and piano (1913)

Mon
17.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Feux d'artifice, L. 123/12 from Préludes, bk II (1912-13)

Tue
18.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Erlkönig, Op. 1 (1815) (age 18)

Sat
22.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Julian Skryabin (1908—1919):

Four Preludes for piano (1918) (age 10)

Sat
22.7.