Pavel Nersessian: Music of the exiles: from Chopin to Stravinsky

Pavel Neressian playing piano

Guest Artist Series

Russian classical pianist and honored artist of the Russian Federation, Pavel Nersessian performs the work of composers who were born in the Russian Empire but spent much of their creative life abroad.

After graduating with maximum marks — a rare distinction — from the Moscow Conservatory, Nersessian taught there for more than two decades before joining the faculty of Boston University. Nersessian has won prizes in every competition he has entered, and now serves on the juries of major piano competitions around the world. He has toured since the age of eight and has performed on five continents. Nersessian has given master classes in the USA, Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Korea, Brazil and Japan.

Program to include

  • Glinka Nocturne "Separation"  
  • Glinka "Souvenir d'une Mazurka"
  • Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op. 67
  • Oginski Polonaise "Farewell to the Homeland”
  • Griboedov Two Waltzes
  • Chopin Three Waltzes, Op. 64, Waltz, Op. 34 No. 2  
  • Rachmaninov Waltz, Op. 10
  • Medtner Four Fairy Tales, Op. 34  
  • Stravinsky Tango  
  • Rachmaninov Corelli Variations 

Ticket price: $20 regular / $15 student

Watson Hall
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
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Pavel Nersessian: Music of the exiles: from Chopin to Stravinsky
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