All Frederic Chopin
Jamesport Meeting House
1590 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Sunday, July 24th, 2022, at 5:00pm
General audience: $50
Friends of Rites of Spring Subscribers and Jamesport Meeting House Supporters $25
Children Under 16 FREE
Barcarolle in F# Major, Op 60
2 Nocturne Op. 15 F Major and F# Major
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22
Ballade No 1 G minor, Op. 23
Scherzo No 3 C# minor Op 39
Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Ballade No.4 Op.52
Polonaise in A flat Major, Op 53
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council.
Vassily Primakov, piano
In recent years, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance.
His first piano studies were with his mother, Marina Primakova. He entered Moscow's Central Special Music School at the age of eleven as a pupil of Vera Gornostaeva, and at 17 came to New York to pursue studies at the Juilliard School with the noted pianist, Jerome Lowenthal. At Juilliard Mr. Primakov won the William Petschek Piano Recital Award, which presented his debut recital at Alice Tully Hall, and while at Juilliard, aided by a Susan W. Rose Career Grant, he won both the Silver Medal and the Audience Prize in the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. Later that year Primakov won First Prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions. In 2007 he was named the Classical Recording Foundation's "Young Artist of the Year." In 2009, Primakov's Chopin Mazurkas recording was named "Best of the Year" by National Public Radio.
Vassily Primakov has released over 30 Albums for different labels featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Ravel, as well as other composers.
In 2011, Mr. Primakov, along with his duo partner, Natalia Lavrova established a new and vibrant record company, LP Classics, Inc. Their first release was Anton Arensky: Four Suites for Two Pianos. Primakov's Chopin recording on two discs featuring 3 sonatas, 4 Ballades and 4 Scherzos and it was featured as “Album of the Week” on WQXR.
Mr. Primakov is a Yamaha Artist.
“This is a great Chopin pianist. Primakov’s timing is perfect: he knows exactly how long to hold a note before going on to the next. His exquisite hesitations are almost sexual.” - American Record Guide
“One of the great Chopin recordings of recent times. Primakov’s interpretations of the two Chopin piano concertos combine grace and fire in the service of unflagging intensity. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty.” - MusicWeb International
“Primakov’s empathy with Chopin’s spirit could hardly be more complete...He is beautifully partnered, too, by Paul Mann and the Odense Symphony Orchestra who are entirely at one with their free and romantic soloist.” - Gramophone