Vashon Center for the Arts is proud to introduce a new summer classical piano series – PianoFête – presenting four dazzling and unique concert experiences featuring acclaimed pianists Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Katya Kramer-Lapin, and Konstantin Soukhovetski, with musicians from Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra joining in on the Grand Finale (July 9). Conceived and curated by artist-in-residence Vyacheslav Gryaznov, this series will be the first time VCA’s Katherine L. White Hall will host two concert grand pianos on stage to accommodate the mastery of four hands playing compositions ranging from Rachmaninoff to Ravel.
July 8 Program Highlights | Day Three
Vyacheslav Gryaznov with Konstantin Soukhovetski
Rameau – 4 Pieces from Suite in A minor
Mozart – Nine Variations on “Lison dormait”, K. 264/315D
Liszt – Rhapsodie Espagnole
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 40
This performance includes a 15-minute intermission
Vyacheslav Gryaznov – Russian concert pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov, arranger and composer, is the author of more than 40 concert arrangements. He has gained a reputation as one of the most remarkable young arrangers working today. In 2014 Gryaznov signed a publishing contract with Schott Music, the youngest Russian in their history to do so. He graduated with honors from the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Professor Manana Kandelaki. He proceeded with undergraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Yuri Slesarev), once again completing his degree with honors. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a postgraduate student and was on the teaching faculty of the Moscow Conservatory’s Piano Department. In 2018 he completed Yale University’s Artist Diploma program under the Yale School of Music’s Professor Boris Berman. He is an artist of the Moscow Philharmonic and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States. PianoFête marks Slava’s fourth return to Vashon Center for the Arts.
Friday, July 8 at 7:30PM
– Come early for a PreShow Discussion at 7:15pm –
18 and under FREE
FêtePass for $75 (includes admission to all 4 concerts)
FêtePass only available for purchase via the VCA Box Office at 206.259.3007
Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
PianoFête is made possible with generous support from Mary & Whit Carhart