Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:30pm

Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Concert Pianist and Composer

Sponsored by: The Drozdoff Society and Lyric Hall Theater

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Beethoven, 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from ballet “Waldmadchen”
Debussy-Gryaznov, Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune
Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine, Le Gibet, Scarbo
Drozdoff, to be announced
Prokofiev-Gryaznov, Suite from the ballet “Sur la Borysthene”
Rachmaninov, Sonata No. 2 op.36

VYACHESLAV GRYAZNOV was born in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a small city in the easternmost reaches of Russia. His musical talent became evident in his early childhood and developed so quickly that his parents, who were not themselves musicians, took the heroic step of giving up everything and moving to far-away Moscow, despite having nothing and no one there, all for the sake of their son’s professional musical education.

Vyacheslav graduated with honors from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Professor Manana Kandelaki. He proceeded with undergraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Yuri Slesarev), once again completing his degree with honors. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a post-graduate student, and is on the teaching faculty of the Moscow Conservatory’s Piano Department.
Beginning in 2012, and returning to Japan every year since, Vyacheslav was invited to teach as a visiting professor of piano at Kurashiki Sakuyo University of Science and Arts. In 2016 he accepted Yale University’s invitation to fulfill the Artist Diploma program under the Yale School of Music’s Professor Boris Berman.

Vyacheslav Gryaznov is a member of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, which represents him in Russia, and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States.

Gryaznov’s 2016-2017 performances include the Berliner Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall as winner of the 2016 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition; the Bay Area Steinway Society of San Jose, California; four performances with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in a multi-city Florida tour; multiple engagements for The Drozdoff Society’s Impromptu! Classical Music Recital series, beginning in January at Hunter College, New York; as well as engagements in Russia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Austria, and France. He will also record a CD on the Steinway & Sons label.

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