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Ilya Itin, piano

Fri, February 16th, 2007
9:00 pm

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Sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment

In a recent Leeds International Piano Competition, Ilya Itin won an a unanimous decision from the jury, sweeping all the awards and winning the votes of the BBC audience.

Ilya Itin has concertized throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. He has played with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., and the Berlin radio Symphony Orchestra. Itin has performed on the stages of the Lincoln Center (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Severance Hall (Cleveland), Salle Pleyel and the Chatelet Theatre (Paris), among many other distinguished venues. His concerto appearances with orchestra have included performances with the London Philharmonic in the Royal Festival Hall, the Tokyo Philharmonic in Orchard Hall and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic in its Great Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Itin has also played in China, South America, and Israel. He has toured extensively in England, giving his BBC Proms debut with the BBC Philharmonic and Vassily Sinaisky at the Royal Albert Hall. He has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra under both Mikahil Plentnev and Neeme Jarvi. He made his Vienna debut while on tour with Sir Simon Rattle and the city of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Ilya Itin was born in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), Russia. Prior to entering the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he studied a the Sverdlovsk music Conservatory, from which he was graduated with Highest Honors. His teacher was Lev Naumov. Ilya Itin has lived in the United States since 1990 and since 1991 has studied with Yin Cheng Zong.

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne from Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Minor
(1685-1750)
(arr. Busoni)

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata, op. 31, No. 2 in D Minor “Tempest”
(1770-1827)
Largo — Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto

~~Intermission~~

Olivier Messiaen Cloches d’Angoisse and Larmes d’Adieu from 8 Preludes
(1908-1992)

Frédéric Chopin Scherzo, op. 31, in B flat Minor
(1810-1849) Nocturne, op. 27, No. 2, in D flat Major
Nocturne, op. 15, No 2, in F sharp Major
Scherzo, op. 20, in B Minor

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