Alex Poliykov & Egor Antonenko- Piano & Cello
Sunday, May 15, 2016
M. Steinert & Sons
1245 Worcester Street
Route 9, Natick MA
Please join M. Steinert & Sons as we welcome renowned pianist Alex Poliykov and celebrated cellist Egor Antonenko for a special afternoon concert in the Steinert Performance Center at the Natick Mall. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so we ask that you reserve a place as early as possible.
- Symphonic Etudes op.13 (R.Schumann)
- Aria for cello and piano (Y.Shaporin)
- Sonata for cello and piano in g minor op.19 (S.Rachmaninov)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Born in Kiev, Alex Poliykov began playing the piano at age three, gave his first recitals at six—and by age eight played Beethoven’s first piano concerto with a full symphony orchestra. He remembers much excitement and “many happy moments” from a childhood filled with music.
Third-prize winner at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2011, Poliykov has won a number of other awards, including second prize at the Liszt Competition in 2009, a recent third prize at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, and a first prize at the Steinway Society Competition in Boston. As a member of the Lumière Piano Trio, he won third prize at the International New England Chamber Music Competition. He has studied at the Boston Conservatory with pianist Michael Lewin and others.
Cellist Egor Antonenko is a graduate of the Central Music School of the P.I.Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, and Longy School of Music. He has performed in Moscow’s famed Great Hall, the Pavel Slobodkin Centerat the Russian Embassy of the Czech Republic, the State Conservatory of Glazunov Hall and Saunders Theater at Harvard University, Jordan and Breaker’s Hall in the United States.
Egor has been the first prize winner in numerous competitions include a diploma from the International Competition of Moscow’s Young Musicians “Rising Stars”, the 18th “Citi di Barletta” Italian International Young Artist Competition, and “Gradus ad Parnassum” of Lithuania II International competition.