Maison Française - Villa Albertine
4101 Reservoir Road
Washington D.C., United States 20007
February 13, 2024, 7:30pm - 9:00 pm
Experience an extraordinary evening with internationally acclaimed pianist Arsenity Kharitonov in concert.
Experience an extraordinary evening with internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov.
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Arsentiy is first-prize winner of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (US) After also winning the Rachmaninoff Competition (Russian Federation), his career as a pianist has been taking him across the globe, with performances in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Frick Collection in New York City, the Philharmonic Hall, and the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and other major halls in Europe and Asia. Critics have praised his performances for his sumptuous tone, technical mastery, broad dramatic range, and elegant phrasing, and have placed him in the top ranks of keyboard players today, while the New York Observer called his Carnegie Hall performance “one of the top six concerts of the season”.
Arsentiy, the composer, has garnered attention by winning the gold and 1st prize of the prestigious 2020 National Competition of Russian Composers along with a special prize of the Composers’ Union of Russia. He has given concerts of only his works at the Tchaikovsky Museum and the Rachmaninoff House and at other venues His violin concerto will be premiered later this March in the US while Arsentiy himself will be the soloist in the premiere of his piano concerto in June this year in Eastern Europe
Kharitonov’s recordings span a range of repertoire, including the complete piano oeuvre of Leo Ornstein and the chamber works of Robert Kahn. In addition to his career as a performer and composer, Kharitonov is also a teacher, and currently is based in Denton, Texas.
Arsentiy Kharitonov is represented by Shupp Artists Management, Inc. https://shuppartists.com
The program includes:
- Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) – le Rappel des Oiseaux, Les Trois Mains, Les Cyclopes
- César Franck (1822-1890) – Prélude, Fugue, and Variation
- Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) – Pavane pour une infante défunte,Alborada del Gracioso
- Arsentiy Kharitonov (1984- ) – Étude Op.44 #3, Morceau, Sonata Op.50 (1st movement)
- Sergeï Rachmaninoff (1873-1943 ) – Prélude in Gb major Op.23, Étude-Tableau op.39 #5, Prélude in D major Op.23, Étude-Tableau op.39 #9
Arsentiy Kharitonov is represented by Shupp Artists Management, Inc.
Security Rules: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy. No one will be admitted without a reservation and official ID. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, as doors will be closed at 7:00 pm sharp. Please allow for extra time for security screenings.
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