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Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Pavel Gintov, Piano
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 906 (4’)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Midnight, Op. 5 (11’)
Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877 – 1952)
Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 (6’)
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49 (13’)
Pianist Pavel Gintov has been described as “a poet of the keyboard” by Marty Lash of the Illinois Entertainer and as a “musical storyteller” by the Japanese publication Shikoku News.
Following his debut at the Kyiv Philharmonic Hall at the age of 12, when he performed Mozart Concerto no. 20 with the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roman Kofman, Mr. Gintov has been touring throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States, appearing at such stages as Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Teatro Verdi Nationale in Milan, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Kioi Hall in Tokyo. He has been a soloist with Tokyo Royal Chamber Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Ukraine, Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra under such conductors as Michiyoshi Inoue, Victor Yampolsky, Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Sirenko and Tomomi Nishimoto. Mr. Gintov has been heard on WFMT in Chicago, WCLV of Cleveland, WPR of Wisconsin as well as numerous radio and TV stations in Japan, Russia and Ukraine.
A native of Ukraine, Mr. Gintov won a First Prize in the Premiere Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, where in addition he was awarded four special prizes, First Prize in the 2010 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and First Prize in The World Competition in 2013. Other prizes include The Bach Prize in the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Italy, and the Prize for the Best Performance of Russian Music in the Russian Music International Piano Competition in San Jose, California. Mr. Gintov was awarded the prize for the best collaborative pianist in the International Paganini Violin Competition in Moscow.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Gintov has worked with such distinguished musicians as violinists Nina Beilina and Alena Baeva, cellists Yehuda Hanani and Marina Tarasova, tenor Neil Rosenshein, pianist Mykola Suk, woodwind quintet Windscape and many others. He regularly performs together with his sister, violinist Iryna Gintova.
Mr. Gintov graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory, where he was a student of Lev Naumov and Daniil Kopylov. He holds a Doctor of Musical Art degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he studied with Nina Svetlanova.