Four Award-winning Pianists. Four Unique Concerts ~ Solos, piano duos, & piano four hands. Four Unforgettable Summer Nights!
Vashon Center for the Arts is pleased to present the Second Annual PianoFête!
In 2022 Vashon Center for the Arts partnered with renowned concert pianist and transcriber Vyacheslav “Slava” Gryaznov to create a world-class festival of piano music. Word about the success of 2022’s inaugural PianoFête spread through the classical piano community, so for 2023 we’ve decided to add a fourth pianist to excite and thrill audiences.
PianoFête 2023 is proud to feature the extraordinary pianists Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Katya Kramer-Lapin, Konstantin Soukhoveski and Rexa Han. Plus, expect to see many of our island musicians and performers joining in the surprise grand finale! PianoFête kicks off with an OPENING NIGHT VIP EXPERIENCE for Fête Pass holders, featuring wine, hors oeuvres, and live music in the Atrium before the concert.
VCA is only making Fête Passes available for the first 3 rows of seats – the best seats in the house! (Limited Availability)
When you purchase a Fête Pass, you get access to all 4 concert experiences at a reduced price, and a special VIP PianoFête lanyard that will get you early access to rehearsals and special “meet and greets” during the weeklong residency. Passes are not FREE to youth; however, individual tickets for each concert are FREE to youth with a reservation.
Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30pm
Featuring Katya Kramer-Lapin & Vyacheslav Gryaznov
Program includes: Three Waltzes by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Ravel; Debussy Petite Suite (4 hands); and Rimsky-Korsakov Suite from opera “Kitezh” (2 hands)
Thursday, July 6 at 7:30pm
Featuring Konstantin Soukhovetski & Vyacheslav Gryaznov
Program includes: The premiere of Pride Suite (Konstantin solo), and Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 (2 pianos)
Friday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Featuring Rexa Han & Vyacheslav Gryaznov
Program includes: William Byrd Pavana and Galiarda, C. Monteverdj – dolce dolce è’l tormento, Bach Sonata Op. XII, No.5, Camilo – Remembrance, Bill Evan’s Here’s That Rainy Day, Junsheng Zheng Moonlight Over the Lotus Pond, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (two pianos)
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm
Grand Finale with Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra
Program includes: Gryaznov American premiere of Rhapsody in Black, Sviridov – The Snowstorm, and several surprises!
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be provided.
PianoFête is made possible thanks to generous support from
Whit & Mary Carhart
David & Gigi Jack
Scott & Emily Wolfe