We are thrilled to welcome pianist, transcriber, composer, visual artist, and poet, Asiya Korepanova to the Kay White Hall. The only pianist currently performing Liszt’s 24 Etudes as a single program and one of few to tout a concerto list that features over 60 works, Asiya Korepanova is a pianistic powerhouse.
Asiya was born in Izhevsk, Russia, to a musical family. Throughout her formative years in Russia, Ms. Korepanova received various awards for her prodigious abilities. These include the Russian Federation’s President Award for “Exceptional Achievement in the Arts”, the National Award from the Republic of Udmurtia (2002), Germany’s Berliner Salon Award (2003), and Russia’s Youth Triumph Award (2005), the title of ‘Honored Artist of Udmurtia’ (2009). She is the Moscow Philharmonic Society’s artist.
In 2012, Asiya moved to the United States at the invitation of renowned pianist, maestro Santiago Rodriguez. Later that year, she was awarded the Gold Medal at the Nina Wideman International Piano Competition – an accolade which proved invaluable in the establishment of her concertizing career in the U.S.
She has since continued to garner national attention with performances at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Bargemusic Series, the Phillips Collection, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, the International Miami Piano Festival, and countless others. Ms. Korepanova has been featured on CNN, NPR stations, WFMT, and WETA.
Asiya’s contributions to the solo piano literature —including her historic solo piano transcription of Richard Strauss’ ‘Ein Heldenleben’ and that of Rachmaninoff ‘s Cello Sonata and Mussorgsky’s ‘Songs and Dances of Death’ — have given her a place among today’s formidable transcribers. Asiya eagerly anticipates the premiere of her latest transcription work – the Manfred Symphony by Peter Tchaikovsky, to be released as a filmed performance, as well as the long-awaited release of her CD album of complete Rachmaninoff piano sonatas, including her piano transcription of his Cello Sonata, the score of which will be published at the same time.
Asiya’s communicative desires have culminated in several projects featuring original poetry and visual art that serve as an interpretive commentary to a particular cycle of works for the piano. These cycles include Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Tchaikovsky’s 18 Morceaux, Op. 72 and, most recently, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Asiya’s live performances of these compositions have astounded audiences and organizers alike.
Saturday, December 18 at 7:30pm
6:30pm Pre-concert Talk
$37 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+)
Required COVID Protocol
Proof of Vaccination required. Masks Required.