Piano recitals begin the Urbanus Concert Series for 2013
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The Urbanus Concert Series continued last week with it first event for 2013 held at the Exhibition Hall of the Ministry for Gozo. Piano Recitals were performed by participants of the Malta International Piano Festival, in particular Valentyn Kisilenko from Ukraine and Sona Barseghyan from Armenia.
Valentyn Kisilenko performed Sonata G-Moll by Scarlatti, Prelude op.23 by Rachmaninov as well as Obsession Diabolique op.4. no.4 by Prokofiev during which the impressive technique of this pianist from Ukraine was very much in evidence.During the second part of the concert Sona Barseghyan interpreted Chaconne D Moll by Bach/Busoni, Pavane by Enescu ending with Ballade no.1 by Chopin. The technical and expressive ability of Ms Barseghyan was very much enjoyed by the audience that attended the concert.
A fuori programma interpretation by seven-year old prodigy, Dmitry Ishkhanov, came as a surprise to the audience. Dmitry showed the great potential he possesses by his incredible ability that belies his tender age. His performance was greeted with warm applause by the audience.
The artistic director behind this concert series, Dr John Galea, compered the event, providing information on the musicians as well as on the musical pieces that were being performed.
The next event in the Urbanus Concert Series is due to be held in April.