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Pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya Plays Debussy

“Inspired playing of considerable sensitivity” – Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

“A stunning display of mature pianism” – Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review



March is Women's History Month

"The soundscape of colorful illusions in mesmerizing ambiences"
A recital dedicated to Claude Debussy to commemorate the 100th anniversary after his death in 2018

The program includes Debussy’s piano Preludes Books I and/or II that were composed between 1909 and 1913. Inspired by nature, poetry by Baudelaire, decorative objects, or illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the preludes become colorful  llusions that gradually wrap the listener in their mysterious atmospheres. Each prelude owns a descriptive title that is placed at the end of each piece as an afterthought, giving way to free imagination. Even though Debussy preferred to play them in groups of three or four, he took meticulous care over the ordering of these short pieces for publication, creating a strong tonal and architectural unity. Both cycles are authentic gems in the piano repertoire that are rarely heard in their entirety even nowadays.

Marianna Prjevalskaya, praised by critics as “a grand pianist” (Il Cittadino, Italy), has appeared with major orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra or the National Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with renowned conductors such as Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino or David Danzmayr. As a recitalist, Marianna performed in venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama and Weill Hall in New York. Her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall was praised by Frank Daykin as “one of the major piano recitals of the season” and “a stunning display of mature pianism”. (New York Concert Review, New York). Her most recent CD album dedicated to Rachmaninoff was highly admired by Jaime Pantín in Spanish magazine Codalario where he expressed that “her polyphonic transparency is astonishing, and her execution is of impeccable precision, clarity, virtuosity and beauty of sound.”

Marianna is gold medalist of the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition, the 2013 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, and the 2011 Jaén Prize in Spain, and top prize winner of the 2010 Sendai International Piano competition, and the 2007 Paderewski International Piano, among many others.

$15 advance /$18 door /$10 full time students with ID

Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00pm

An Die Musik
409 N. Charles Street, 2nd floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

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