Alex Poliykov Solo Recital

Sunday, November 6

3:00 PM

M. Steinert & Sons
The Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street – Route 9
Natick, Mass.

You are invited to join M. Steinert & Sons for a special afternoon performance by noted pianist Alex Poliykov. Ukranian-born, Alex performs extensively around the world, and is currently residing in Boston. Admission to this concert is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your place by visiting here or by calling (508) 655-7373.

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Impromptus Op.90 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata #23 “Appassionata”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alex Poliykov is a Ukrainian Pianist, Conductor and Pedagogue.  He received his education from National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, having completed separate B.M., M.M. degrees in Piano performance/Music Education and Orchestral conducting (Borys Arkhymovych, Allin Vlasenko); and from the Boston Conservatory, finishing the Artist Diploma program in Piano (Michael Lewin). Besides academic studies, he has participated in a great number of masterclasses, learning from great musicians such as Paavo Jarvi, Neeme Jarvi, Harold Farberman (conducting), Jerome Rose, Leslie Howard, and Nikolai Demidenko (Piano).

Alex is actively concertizing all over the world, performing solo recitals as well as chamber music, while collaborating with symphony orchestras in some of the finest concert halls. He gives masterclasses, concert lectures, and engages in music educational programs with elementary schools and other institutions; organizes symphonic concerts, and leads opera productions.

He also participates in various festivals and music competitions, such as the E. Grieg International Piano Competition (Norway), Cleveland International Piano Competition, 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and received numerous awards, including:  Honorable Mention at the Opera Conducting competition in Romania (2015), the MacKenzie award at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York (2012), 3rd prize at the Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht (the Netherlands 2011), 2nd prize at the Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Bayreuth and Weimar (Germany 2009), and many others, including first prize in the Steinway Society competition in Boston in 2008.

Alex frequently plays with orchestras, and amongst many, has some memorable experiences working with Radio-Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland (Maestro Jaap van Zweden), Newton Symphony Orchestra (Maestro James Orent), and his long term collaboration with National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, and Maestro Volodymyr Sirenko, and People’s Artist of Ukraine, conductor of National Opera of Ukraine, Allin Vlasenko.

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