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Oleg Marshev Piano Recital


Sun 7 Apr 2013, 2:30pm

Where: Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Public: $30.00
  • WMS Members: $20.00
  • Students under 25: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The highly acclaimed Russian pianist Oleg Marshev will perform for the Waikanae Music Society on Sunday 7 April.

Marshev was born in Baku in the former USSR and studied at the Gnesin School for gifted children and then at the Moscow Conservatory. After graduating with honours he was successful in a number of international competitions, including four first prizes. Since then he has performed all over the world, firmly establishing his reputation as one of the most talented Russian pianists of his generation.

A prolific recording artist with 35 CDs to his name, he has earned much critical acclaim for his interpretations of the Russian masters and is probably the first pianist to have recorded the complete concertos of the great Russian four - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

For his Waikanae recital Marshev will play two large-scale works - the complete second volume of Debussy's Preludes and Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition.' Both are examples of 'program me music,' that is, music that evokes in the listener's imagination a scene, a mood or a character. The twelve pieces of the Debussy set offer a range of impressions on different subjects ranging from the dreamy 'Terraces in the Moonlight' to the technical showpiece 'Fireworks.' 'Pictures at an Exhibition' is based on the idea of a viewer moving around an art exhibition, with a musical response to each painting.

The concert, in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, is at 2.30pm. Door sales will be available or tickets can be bought at Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach and at Lush Design Gallery in Raumati. Enquiries are welcome on 04 905 6070 or 04 905 5078.