WICA brings Russian pianist to stage

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:40pm
  • News

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA, will present world-class pianist Eleonora Karpukhova in her Whidbey Island debut 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, as part of WICA’s World Music Series.

The concert will feature pieces by Rachmaninoff and Lyadov.

Karpukhova is a Russian pianist and winner of numerous international piano competitions and associate professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow. She was born in Kazan, Russia and began her musical studies at age 5.

Karpukhova performs regularly in Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Chile, Brazil and Portugal. In 2013, she initiated and organized the Rachmaninov Fest music festival in Moscow to mark the 140th anniversary of the composer’s birth. She recorded two CDs of Rachmaninov’s music, for both solo and two pianos.

A solo CD album featuring complete Rachmaninov’s Etudes-Tableaux was released in 2014 by Classical Records. In 2017, a live recording of Karpukhova performing Tchaikovsky’s piano masterpieces was released in Moscow.

Adult tickets for the performance are $22, youth tickets are $15. Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour prior to the performance.

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