Dear lovers of music and art,–
On this day I would like to introduce you to the two pianists Sara De Ascaniis and Georgy Voylochnikov, who will perform piano works for four hands by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. The two musicians got to know each other in 2016 when they participated in a Schubert competition in Dortmund. Thus, it is also quite obvious that both have a very close relationship to the music of Franz Schubert, of which they will present two works today.
Look forward to an exciting concert that will take you from early Romanticism to Impressionism!
This is also the finissage of the exhibition of Máro. So take the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful exhibition one last time!
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata D. 617
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
1. En bateau
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann op.23
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fantasy in f minor
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Born into a family of musicians, Sara De Ascaniis began to play the piano at the age of two, improvising by herself.
She started her education at the age of seven when she joined the music conservatory “Arrigo Pedrollo” in Vicenza. Three years later, she gave her first recital, followed by her debut in an orchestra with Mozart’s Piano Concerto K414.
Since then she has performed regularly as a soloist and with an orchestra both in Italy and abroad. She has been invited to numerous festivals, such as La Società dei Concerti of Milan, LeXGiornate Festival of Brescia, Maggio della Musica of Naples, Oberhausener Festival, International Concert Society Bodensee, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival.
After receiving her diploma summa cum laude at the conservatory, she obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mozarteum Salzburg under the direction of Claudius Tanski. There she continued her master studies with distinction in the class of Imre Rohmann, former student of Ferenc Rados and György Kurtàg. She also received important musical impulses from renowned piano teachers such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov, Leonid Margarius, Benedetto Lupo and Lilya Zilberstein and studied for three years at the Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Bergamo with the Russian pianist and member of the famous Tchaikovsky trio Konstantin Bogino. Her performances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken her throughout Europe, Canada and the USA, performing in famous concert halls such as La Fenice in Venice, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, Wiener Saal in Salzburg and Tanna Schulich Hall in Montréal. She has often performed with different ensembles from duo to quintet, working with artists such as Wolfgang Redik, Rainer Schmidt, Igor Ozim, Enrico Bronzi and Alois Brandhofer.
Her interpretations of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto were broadcasted with great success by Italian radio. Since her ninth birthday, she has won numerous piano competitions, including the J.S. Bach Prize of Sestri Levante, Recanati Prize, R. Schumann Prize of the Rospigliosi Competition in Lamporecchio, Matteo Molinari Prize of Vicenza, “Young Talents” of Venice, Silvio Omizzolo Prize of Padua, Vito Frazzi Prize of Florence, Mozart Prize at the Mozarteum Salzburg, Internationaler Piano Competition of Baden-Baden.
She is dedicated to teaching and after finishing her master’s degree in instrumental pedagogy at the Mozarteum Salzburg she began her professional career at various music schools in Berlin. Since December 2017 she is a professor for piano at the State Conservatory “Cesare Pollini” in Padova, Italy.
“A sincere reading of Scriabin’s music … very subtle, sensual, sublime”
(Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky, Chairman of the 4th International Scriabin Competition in Moscow).
Georgy Voylochnikov was born into a family of musicians in Voronezh in 1985 and received his first piano lessons from his father at the age of three. At the age of eight, he entered the Central Music School in Voronezh, where he became a pupil of Valery Volkov.
From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Gnessins Musical College in Moscow in the class of the famous Professor Andrey Khitruk. During this period, he won the 3rd prize in the competition All-Russian Competition for Young Pianists in Voronezh and the 2nd Prize (1st Prize was not awarded) at the Moscow Götefest Piano Competition in Moscow. In 2006 he began to study at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of the outstanding pianist and laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition and Queen Elizabeth Competition Stanislav Igolinsky. With him, Georgy continued his postgraduate studies and won at the same time several prizes in prestigious competitions such as the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the competition “Premi Principat d’Andorra” and the International Scriabin Competition in Moscow. Since 2014 Georgy Voylochnikov studies for his concert exam at the University of Music and Dance Cologne in the class of Professor Ilja Scheps.
Among the numerous awards that he won in recent years are the International Music Competition Cologne (1st Prize and Audience Award), the Karl-Robert Kreiten Music Competition in Aachen (1st prize), Istanbul Orchestra Sion International Piano Competition (2nd prize), International Piano Competition Geilenkirchen (3rd prize), Spanish Composers International Piano Competition in Madrid (3rd prize). He is also semi-finalist at the UNISA International Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, at the Telekom Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn, at the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund, and was selected for the 2015 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist and with various ensembles both in his homeland Russia and in Ukraine, in Japan and in most European countries. He was invited to attend the Chopin Festival in Gdansk on the occasion of Fryderyk Chopin’s 200th anniversary. The highlight of the last year was his interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the Academic Philharmonic Orchestra in Voronezh, Russia.
I am looking forward to your visit!
Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!
Current exhibition by Máro
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
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Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn