By: CHRISTINA CLARK
The IU South Bend Piano studio is hosting its first performance as a group on Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. located in the Campus Auditorium in Northside Hall.
“Delight as the dexterous fingers of IU South Bend Piano Studio students –Joseph Bush, Joohee Jeong, Dmitry Tyurin, Siwon Kim, Ilia Ulianitsky and Shalva Vashakishvili—demonstrate the instruction learned from Martin Endowed Professor in Piano, Alexander Toradze by performing the timeless music of classical masters Bach, Beethoven, Mendolsohn, Brahms, Busoni, Prokofiev and more,” according to a release from the IU South Bend School of the Arts.
“Alexander Toradze is universally recognized as a masterful virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition. He has enriched the Great Russian pianistic heritage with his own unorthodox interpretative conceptions, deeply poetic lyricism, and intensely emotional excitement,” according to the staff profile available for Alexander Toradze on the IUSB website.
Toradze was recently a juror at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and will be a juror for the 2017 Cilburn Competition as well.
The featured pieces of the night will showcase a portion of what they have learned and what the student’s personal styles mixed with their education present. From the release, “Kim will perform ‘Beethoven’s Sonata #6, F Major, Op. 10#2.’ Ulianitsky will also perform Beethoven with ‘Sonata in A Flat Major, #31, Op. 110.’ Tyurin will play Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F# Minor Op. 26.’ Bush will play Scarlatti’s ‘2 sonatas in D Minor and F Minor,’ Chopin’s ‘2 Etudes Op. 25, #23, A Minor, #24, C Minor, and Rachmaninoff’s ‘Moment Musicale No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 16.’ And, finally, Vashakishvili will perform Scriabin’s ‘Sonata #4 in F Sharp Major, Op. 16.’”
Tickets will be available for $7 to $12 for the general public. All children and Indiana University students have free admission.