Key Street Concerts

presents pianist

Andrey Ponocheveny

performing an all-Russian recital: Rachmaninoff Preludes, Scriabin Sonata No. 4 in F Sharp Major and Medtner Fairy Tales

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Andrey Ponochevny’s career has encompassed the globe as a preeminent talent among performing artists today. Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer has written that “His performance seized attention from first note to last.”

Additionally, The Washington Post describes his playing as “with power and finesse that brought the audience to its feet in a long standing ovation.” As the Bronze Medal Winner of the 2002 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ponochevny has proven success in competition. Other awards and prizes he has earned include First Prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland.

In the concert hall, Ponochevny has garnered equal success, having performed extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has given solo recitals at major venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago and Cleveland Institute of Music, Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Philharmonie in Cologne, City Hall in Hong Kong, Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander, Salle Alfred Cortot in Paris, National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Stadtcasino in Basel, and Grand Opera Hall, Harbin.

Born in Minsk, Belarus in 1976, Mr. Ponochevny graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2001 where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He also holds his Artist Diploma from TCU and earned an Artist Certificate Program at SMU Meadow School of the Arts.

Past Performances

Key Street Concerts

presents pianist

Daria Rabotkina

in works by Dvorak, Reger, Schumann and Rachmaninov

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pianist Daria Rabotkina is lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth,” impressing audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post). Audiences find her to be “the real thing” and “spellbinding in everything she played.” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer). “Her fearless virtuosity makes the most of the exciting passages.” (American Record Guide).

Rabotkina’s concerto highlights include San Francisco and New World Symphonies, Kirov (Mariinsky) Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Hudson Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepción and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety). She has given recitals at the Kennedy Center (Washington Performing Arts Society), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Ravinia’s Rising Stars, Dame Myra Hess and PianoForte Salon Series in the Chicago area, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in Denmark, Switzerland and Japan.

Key Street Concerts

presents pianist

Domenico Codispoti

in works by Bach, Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninov

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pianist Mr. Codispoti is hailed by international critics as “one of the greatest Italian talents of today” (Prague), “a fully mature virtuoso” (Reykjavik), “a skilled storyteller, imaginative and inventive” (Hong Kong). He is winner of the First Prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Spain and winner of the Ferrol International Piano Competition. He has performed as concerto soloist with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra among others worldwide.

In addition to acclaimed CD solo recordings, his interest in a variety of repertoire and musical genres led to performances and projects like Figure in Blue, a piano/visual art recital with music from Bach to Radiohead (including Keith Jarrett, John Cage, Fred Hersch, Nils Frahm, Nico Muhly), and Le Grand Tango, a two-piano recital dedicated to the music of Astor Piazzolla.

Key Street Concerts

presents pianist

Alessandro Deljavan

in works by Mozart and Schumann

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan made the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto an edge-of-seat experience.

Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

His playing is full of intensive power and contagious artistry.

Dmitri Bashkirov, eminent pianist

CLIBURN COMPETITION favorite, Alessandro Deljavan, has performed as soloist and with orchestra throughout the world and has garnered top prizes in international competitions in both the US and Europe. His chamber music partners have included the Takács Quartet and the Brentano Quartet. Mr. Deljavan has appeared in films such as ‘Franz Liszt: The Pilgrimage Years’ and ‘Virtuosity’ (Cliburn / PBS) and has a discography of over 30 albums with Stradivarius, Brilliant Classics, Onclassical, Aevea, Naxos, Tactus and Piano Classics labels. He is professor of piano at the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory in Bari, Italy and professor of piano at the Accademia Vivaldi in Locarno, Switzerland.