ANDREW ZOLINSKY | PIANO
MICHAEL ZEV GORDON (1963 – )
Distant Charms | from On memory piano cycle
Α Tango there was | from On memory piano cycle
JUDITH WEIR (1954 – )
The art of touching the keyboard
GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923-2006)
A selection of Études
TŌRU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996)
Rain Tree Sketch 2
TIGRAN MANSURIAN (1939 – )
Andrew Zolinsky will perform an hour-long programme featuring works by Valentin Silvestrov (Ukraine), Tigran Mansurian (Armenia) and Laurence Crane (UK). The concert presents three living composers, outlining connections between the music formed in the Ukranian and Armenian avant-garde of the ‘70s, and the British experimentalism of the ‘80s and ‘90s – each attempting to establish new grounds in the melodic, the tonal, the lyrical and the familiar.
Andrew Zolinsky ... simply, he is a musician with a great gift. (Venice Biennale).
Andrew Zolinsky's unique style of programming and his individual interpretations have secured worldwide performances at many prestigious venues and festivals. His work with living composers brings a vivid freshness, energy and passion to his interpretations of music from previous eras. ... see more in BIOG
Featuring chamber music from all over the world, and inspired by the theme of hope, RCM students and staff come together for an evening of music organised by the RCM Students' Union to support all those affected by the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
Andrew will play Valentin Silvestrov Piano Sonata no 3
All income from this event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Promoted by the RCM Students' Union.
live and streamed from the Aula Maxima, University College Cork
Liszt: Les Jeux d'eaux à La Villa d'Este (from Années de Pèlerinage, troisième année)
Messiaen: Première Communion de La Vierge (No.11 from Vingt Regards Sur l'Enfant-Jésus-1944)
Elisabeth Lutyens: from Seven Preludes Op.126 (1978) No.1- ("....whose name was writ in water ") No.2- (Night Winds) No.3- (Starlight)
Cyril Scott: Lotusland Op.47 No.1 (1905)
Debussy: Pour Le Piano (1901) 1. Prélude 2. Sarabande 3. Toccata
plays Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto with the Slaithwaite Symphony Orchestra at Huddersfield Tow Hall,
Saturday 22 January 2022
7.30pm Huddersfield Town Hall
8:35 GEORGE WALKER: Sonata No.5 (2003)
17:40 DEIRDRE McKAY: Time, shining (1997)
28:43 RAVEL: Sonatine (1905)
41:37 JUDITH WEIR: The Art of Touching the Keyboard (1983)
56:50 IAN GARDINER: Berceuse No.3 (from Trois Berceuses automatiques - 2018)
1:05:07 CARLA BLEY: Romantic Notions, Nos.2,5&8 (1988)
1:13:40 COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON: Scherzo (1973)
Andrew Zolinsky’s unique style of programming and his individual interpretations have secured worldwide performances at many prestigious venues and festivals. His work with living composers brings a vivid freshness, energy and passion to his interpretations of music from previous eras.
Though a noted performer of contemporary repertoire, Andrew enjoys performing a wide range of music spanning several musical periods. His concerto repertoire includes Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Barber, he has performed these composers with major orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lorraine, and has worked with many distinguished conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Martyn Brabbins, Baldur Brönnimann, Diego Masson, Andre De Ridder, David Robertson, Ryan McAdams and Pascal Rophe.
Andrew has given World and regional premieres of many of David Lang’s works, including the world premiere in New York of the complete set of Memory pieces. Lang’s beautiful piano piece ‘This was written by hand’ was written especially for Andrew; he has recorded both this and the Memory Pieces on the Cantaloupe label.
Andrew is also very closely associated with the music of Unsuk Chin. He has performed her complete Etudes for solo piano on many occasions, including the French (Festival Musica in Strasbourg), London (Wigmore hall) and Italian (Venice Biennale) premieres. Andrew also gave the London première of her Piano Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. As part of the BBC’s ‘Total immersion’ series in 2011, Andrew gave the UK premiere of the Double Concerto with percussionist Owen Gunnell and the London Sinfonietta conducted by Stefan Asbury at the Barbican Centre.
In addition to Lang and Chin, Andrew has, on many occasions, performed works by Laurence Crane, Michael Finnissy, Michael Zev Gordon, Simon Holt and Diderik Wagenaar; Finnissy, Zev Gordon, Lang and Holt have written and dedicated pieces to him.
The music of women composers has been a central part of Andrew’s repertoire for his whole career to date. In addition to Unsuk Chin, he has premiered and performed works by, among others, Deirdre McKay, Judith Weir, Anna Meredith, Julia Wolfe, Karen Tanaka, Betsy Jolas and Linda Catlin Smith.
As a chamber musician, Andrew has worked with the Belcea Quartet, the Vanbrugh Quartet, Emily Beynon, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Michael Collins, Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Andrew Haveron and Daniel Hope.
Andrew has performed at most of the major UK venues, and at Merkin Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, the Venice Biennale, International Piano series at London’s Southbank Centre, Piano Rarities Festival in Husum, Germany and in China, the Czech republic, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Spain, Taiwan and Canada.
In the next two seasons, among other concerts, Andrew will be performing at the Wigmore Hall (a two-piano recital with Danny Driver); the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, New Music Dublin and Dark Music Days, Iceland are all co-commissioners of a new major solo piano piece for him by the Irish composer Linda Buckley.
Andrew is professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, London, and at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Andrew Zolinsky…..Simply, he is a musician with a great gift. We thought, foolishly, that the comparison with John Tilbury’s famous recording (Feldman: For Bunita Marcus) would sideline his interpretation. Instead, his rendering holds up robustly and adds it’s own special slowness and gentleness….Zolinsky had made it clear in his other recital earlier that day what he was made of.
Mezo Gamba, Il manifesto (Recitals at the Venice Biennale).
Zolinsky's virtuosity was at times incredible,
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times
Zolinsky just kept the energy alive... he brought this enigmatic music to life.
Newsday, New York ( World premiere of David Lang's 'Psalms without words')
It was the pianist Andrew Zolinsky’s Sunday-lunchtime account of Feldman’s Palais de Mari (1986) at the Purcell Room – the culmination of his uninterrupted, tremendously well-executed, hour-long sequence including works by Cage, Woolf and Meredith Monk – that demonstrated the deeper way of filling an extended span minimalistically.
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times (The Rest is Noise/International Piano Series recital).
Andrew Zolinsky's fine account of Busoni's recension of Liszt's first Mephisto Waltz is another compelling reason to buy this beautifully recorded disc.
Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine
....Andrew Zolinsky's account of the Frey Fantasy is particularly fine
Martin Anderson, International Record Review
Zolinsky also gave us a volcanic "Ginastera" sonata. ...Recitals are rarely so riveting
Michael Church, The Independent
Zolinsky who had travelled from London emerged the big winner, he played the piece (Gershwin Concerto)offering a sharply conceived account full of the Jazzy inflections that gave it such distinctive character and lift. The real winners were the audience who witnessed this distinctive interpretation of Gershwin's work....Contra-Costa Times, San Francisco
Andrew Zolinsky, who showed his brilliance not only in Berio but also in a coruscating performance of Karen Tanaka's Crystalline
Paul Griffiths, The Times
Gershwin's Three Preludes, stylishly played by Andrew Zolinsky
Barry Millington, The Times
Zolinsky made something magical of Karen Tanaka's tiny, refined Crystalline
David Murray, The Financial Times
The highlight of Zolinsky's lunchtime recital was his light yet sharply contoured handling of Arc en ciel and Fanfares, two of the ongoing set of studies by ligeti
Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
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