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Piano Masterclass with Lilya Zilberstein

WED 18 OCT 2023
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Lilya Zilberstein, piano



Out of consideration for both audience and artists, children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the concert hall unless otherwise indicated.

Moscow-born pianist Lilva Zilberstein rose to international success in 1987 when she won the Busoni Competition in Bolzano She has performed in European countries, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Canada and Brazil. She started playing the piano at 5. In 1985. she won first prize at the Competition of the Russian Federation, and was a prize winner at the All Union's Competition in Riga. In 1991, she debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado. She has performed with international orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Tchaikovsky Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Scala in Milan and the Staatskapelle Dresden. She has collaborated with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Jean-Pascal Tortelier and Antoni Wit. In 1998, she was awarded the Academia Musicale Chigiana prize in Siena.

Zilberstein has recorded eight CDs for Deutsche Grammophon (DG) including recital programmes, the Grieg Piano Concerto (Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony) and the Second and Third Piano Concertos by Rachmaninoff (Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic). She contributed to DG's first recording on CD of the complete works of Chopin in 1999. Other recordings include the Brahms Sonata for Two Pianos with Martha Argerich as well as music by Clement, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff.

She is a regular guest at major concert halls and festivals in Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, South America and the Middle East. With her duet partner Martha Argerich, she celebrated her twentieth anniversary on the stage in 2019.

Zilberstein serves as a jury member at international piano competitions and devotes a substantial part of her time to the education of young musicians. She was Guest Professor at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg and is currently Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Zilberstein will perform Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the MPO in the Rhapsodic Rachmaninoff concert conducted by Michał Nesterowicz.

Participant: RM200* (Only Four Slots Available)

General Public: RM25

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