Two International Master Pianists Unite to Perform a Classical & Jazz Tour Featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Boston, MA, August 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Classical pianist Andrei Ivanovitch (Bucharest-St. Petersburg) and jazz pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen (Tel-Aviv-Boston) will perform together eight concerts in Germany during October 2007. The tour, titled Pictures At An Exhibition: Classical & Jazz, is produced by Gerhard Hummer (Germany). It will include classical (Ivanovitch) and improvised (Katsenelenbogen) renditions of various movements from Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, as well as other jazz and classical pieces played by the celebrated pianists. The tour will commence with two sold-out concerts at Hummers Kultursalon in Sossmar on October 6 and 7, and will continue with concerts at the Bechstein Studio in Hamburg on October 10, and five additional concerts on October 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18.
About Eyran Katsenelenbogen:
Innovative and acclaimed improvisational artist Eyran Katsenelenbogen is celebrating this year the release of his 9th solo piano jazz CD, 88 Fingers, made possible with funding from New England Conservatory. The Eyran Katsenelenbogen 2008, 88 Fingers Jazz Solo Piano World Tour will include concerts in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Past tours include concerts and recordings in Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland and USA, and in venues such as the Italian National Festival in Rome, Glen Gould Studio in Toronto, Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival, Boston's Jordan Hall and Saint Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England. Recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award for the years 2002-06, Eyran holds a faculty position at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School Of Continuing Education. He has pioneered techniques for teaching contemporary music performance to children and adults with special abilities and needs. Eyran’s appearances have been enthusiastically received around the world. Cadence magazine has glowingly reviewed his recordings: "…his playing…is at times introspective, at times explosive, but at all times dynamic and challenging…."
For more information: www.eyran.com.
About Andrei Ivanovitch:
Andrei Ivanovitch, the great-grandson of the legendary Romanian composer Ion Ivanovitchi, who wrote more than 100 waltzes including the Waves of the Danube, was born in Bucharest in 1968. He studied music at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, then the Russian Music Academy in Moscow, and eventually, at the Higher School Of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany. Between 1992 and 1994 he won top awards at six international music competitions, including the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the prestigious 1994 International Competition Of Pianists in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following Ivanovitch’s New York's Lincoln Center debut in 1996, the New York Concert Review critic wrote: "It was a performance that reminded me in many ways of the young Ashkenazi and, indeed, even the nonpareil Dinu Lipatti. No greater compliment can be paid…" A succession of triumphs and a concert at one of the world's most venerable venues encouraged Ivanovitch to step up his touring activity not only as a solo pianist, but also as a member of such orchestras as the Russian National, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tbilisi Symphony, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and others, as well as in a chamber ensemble with the world-renowned Taneev Quartet. Ivanovitch has attained nationwide recognition in Russia, Europe and the United States. He currently combines performing and teaching as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Advanced Piano of Saint Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also frequently judges international competitions in Russia and abroad.
For more information: http://ivanovitch.spb.ru/eng