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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Honens Introduces Pavel Kolesnikov in New Recording


honens international piano competition introduces pavel kolesnikov on new live recording

CALGARY, AB, March 5, 2013—A recording of Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s winning performances from the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition was released today on the Honens label.  The two-disc album Pavel Kolesnikov: Live at Honens 2012 includes solo performances of works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann; Mendelssohn’s second sonata for cello and piano with cellist Johannes Moser; and Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and music director Roberto Minczuk.  London’s Telegraph described Kolesnikov’s performances as having “brilliance, but also a caressing, almost sly intimacy.” 
disc one
BEETHOVEN
Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
SCHUMANN
Kinderszenen Op. 15
CHOPIN
Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
disc two

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Minczuk 
music director
MENDELSSOHN
Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 in D major Op. 58
Johannes Moser cello

Pavel Kolesnikov: Live at Honens 2012, distributed by Naxos of America Inc. and Naxos of Canada Ltd, was recorded live at the EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall during the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition.  It was produced with assistance from the Music & Sound Program at The Banff Centre and with the financial support of RBC Foundation.

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