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Sparkill Concert Series presents Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov, One Piano Four Hands
March 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PERFORMING: Schubert, Mendelssohn and Strauss
The concert takes place on the second floor of Union Arts Center, the home
of Roost Restaurant. To request dinner reservations following the
performance, call 845-359-6700 or go to roostinsparkill.com
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Oxana Mikhailoff was hailed in a recent review by Jon Sobel as “a titan of
the Romantic Piano Literature.” Of her playing, Vladimir Feltsman said
“…(Oxana Mikhailoff) is a mature and accomplished musician…Her playing has
character, imagination, and is poetic. She has a strong personality and
Oxana has performed throughout Russia and Europe as a recitalist, concert
soloist and chamber musician. Her United States debut took place at
Carnegie Hall in 1999. She later returned to Carnegie Hall to play an
all-Chopin recital on the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Oxana maintains an active teaching studio in Westchester County less than
one-half hour from New York City. Along with Vassily Primakov, Oxana is
co-Artistic Director of the Sparkill Concert Series and the Midland Music
Series in Bronxville, NY.
In recent years, Vassily Primakovhas been hailed as a pianist of world
class importance. In 1999, as a teen-aged prizewinner of the Cleveland
International Piano Competition, Primakov was praised by Donald Rosenberg
of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “How many pianists can make a line sing as
the Moscow native did on this occasion? Every poignant phrase took ethereal
wing. Elsewhere the music soared with all of the turbulence and poetic
vibrancy it possesses. We will be hearing much from this remarkable
Vassily Primakov has released numerous recordings for Bridge Records that
include works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn,
Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff,
Philip Glass, Arlene Sierra and Poul Ruders.
In 2011, Mr. Primakov, along with Natalia Lavrova established a new and
vibrant record company, L.P. Classics, Inc. Their first release was Anton
Arensky: Four Suites for Two Pianos. Most recently, they released
Primakov’s Live in Concert Album that includes works by Medtner, Schumann,
Brahms’ Handel Variations and Ravel’s La Valse.http://www.lpclassics.net
In March 2012 Vassily Primakov became a Yamaha Artist.
Vassily Primakov is Artistic Director of Sparkill Concert Series since 2018
together with Oxana Mikhailoff.