Frye Art Museum, Seattle
December 12, 7:30 PM
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S. Rachmaninoff. Three Pieces from Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
III. Melody (1940 version)
S. Rachmaninoff. Etudes Tableaux, Op. 33
No. 2 in C major
No. 3 in C major
No. 5 in E-flat minor
No. 6 in E-flat major
No. 7 in G minor
No. 8 in C-sharp minor
S. Rachmaninoff. Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39
No. 2 in A minor
No. 3 in F-sharp minor
No. 5 in E-flat minor
No. 6 in A minor
No. 9 in D major
Eleonora Karpukhova – Russian pianist, winner of numerous international competitions and a teacher at the Moscow State Conservatoire – was born in 1976 in Kazan (Russia) and began her musical studies at the age of 5. She studied at the Kazan Special Music School under K. A. Shashkina and, from 1992 to 1995, at the Central Special Music School of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatoire under Prof. V. V. Kastelsky. In 2000, Eleonora graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire with honours. She successfully combined her studies with recitals in Russia and abroad. Eleonora completed her music education in 2003 as a probation assistant under Prof. M. S. Voskresensky.
While being a student, she won numerous international competitions including the Citta di Senigallia International Competition in 1996.
Eleonora convincingly confirmed her complete professionalism in 2002 by winning the 18th Varallo Sessia International Competition in Italy and the 29th Dr. Luis Sigall International Piano Competition in Chile. “The final round of the music competition in Viña del Mar was a phenomenal event”, wrote the Domingo newspaper. “An exceptional performance of Mozart’s concerto No. 20 in D minor by Eleonora Karpukhova got the audience into blissfulness and tranquillity”.
Further performances also brought her winning titles. In 2004, Eleonora won the Zlatko Grgosevich Competition in Zagreb, Croatia (Second Prize) and the Jose Vianna da Motta Piano Competition in Lisbon, Portugal.
Eleonora Karpukhova regularly performs in Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Chile and Portugal.
Her concerts in the Small and Rachmaninov’s halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, Salle Cortot in Paris, Saal Gasteig in Munich, Teatro “Gil Vicente” in Coimbra, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon and philharmonic halls of Kiev, Kazan, Donetsk, Kharkov and other cities have always been very successful.
Moscow pianists long esteemed Eleonora for a harmonic combination of strong will, warm emotions, inspiration and naturalness of her performing style.
Eleonora has vast experience of performing with an orchestra. She played numerous concerts with Orquestra Sinfonica de Chili, Orquestra Fundacao Gulbenkian, Orquestra Metropolitana, Orquestra de Algarve, Orquestra Sinfonica de Providencia ( Chile ).
Eleonora Karpukhova actively cooperates with such famous conductors as S. Soldatov, Y. Yanko, A. Cassuto, D. del Pino Klinge, F. Lentini, D. Nazareth and M. Zilm, D.Kolobov, A. Dumay.