UVM LANE SERIES PRESENTS PIANIST VASSILY PRIMAKOV
Russian pianist Vassily Primakov will perform on the UVM Lane Series on Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm at the UVM Recital Hall.
Primakov was born in Moscow in 1979. At 11 he became a student of Vera Gornostaeva at the Central Special Music School in Moscow. At 17 he enrolled at Juilliard, where he studied until 2005. His teachers there included keyboard icon Jerome Lowenthal. Primakov eventually made the U.S. his adopted homeland.
In 1999 Primakov captured second prize at the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition. In 2001 he was a semi-finalist in the Van Cliburn Competition, and the following year he gave his New York City debut at the 92nd Street Y as part of the Young Concert Artists series. That same year Primakov entered the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in Salt Lake City and captured the silver medal. Primakov also won the prestigious William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award while a student at Juilliard.
He is particularly known for his interpretations of music by Romantic and post-Romantic composers. On the Lane Series, he will be performing works by Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, and Matt Nakoa. Vassily will also be performing live on Vermont Public Radio at 3:00pm, Friday, April 13. Tune in for a preview of the evening's concert.
The concert is generously sponsored by the Lane Series Piano Consortium and also by Vermont Public Radio. To purchase tickets securely online, visit uvm.edu/laneseries, or call 802-656-4455 for more information.
"Primakov brought nuance and sensitivity to his playing...beautifully crafted, well exectued and subtly articulate."
Edward Reichel, Deseret News
"Prodigious technique, really wonderful..."