Piano duo Kiyotaka Izumi from Japan and Polina Cernova from Russia will give a Bangkok debut performance at the Goethe Institute on May 10 at 8pm. They will deliver another performance in Chiang Mai at the AUS Language Centre on May 11 at 7.30pm.
Piano duo Kiyotaka Izumi and Polina Cernova will give their debut performance in Thailand at the Goethe Institute on May 10 at 8pm.
Presented by D&M Music Studio, the programme for the "Piano Duo Kiyotaka Izumi & Polina Cernova" includes Schumann's Bilder aus Osten Opus 66, Brahms' Hongaarse dansen Book 1, and Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No.1 and Les Preludes (Symphonic poem No.3, after Alphonse de Lamartine).
Izumi has performed at concerts such as the International Chopin Festival in Ghent, and the Royal Gala Concert for the Prince and Princess of Belgium. He also played with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Hermes Ensemble, the Concert festival Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
Izumi has won several prizes at national and international competitions and is a piano accompanist at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp.
Chernova, meanwhile, graduated from Serebryakov Institute of Arts, Volgograd, Russia. She became the laureate of the all-Russian competition "New names".
She played with Volgograd Academic Symphonic Orchestra and took part in the festival "The dates of Slavic culture" in the Czech Republic where she has obtained a diploma for her interpretation of the work of Bach.
The duo became the laureate of the 2005 International Maria Yudina Competition, Russia, and the 2008 International Competition _ Un Ricetto in Musica in Italy.
Tickets for the Bangkok concert on May 10 cost 500 baht (250 baht for students) and are available at Robinson Piano at Siam Discovery (call 02-658-1080/1) and at the door. Tickets for the Chiang Mai show on May 11 cost 300 baht (200 baht for students).
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