When: Sun., March 14, 7 p.m. 2010
Dvorak Symphony No. 6 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano Larry Rachleff, Conductor For this performance, we welcome special guest Russian pianist, the internationally-renowned Vladimir Ovchinnikov. Ovchinnkov is the only pianist ever to win the top prizes at both the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982) and the Leeds International Piano Competition (1987). He is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with Aleksey Nasedkin. Ovchinnikov is resident professor of piano at the Moscow Conservatory and guest professor of piano at Sakuyo University in Japan. In 2005, Vladimir Ovchinnikov received Russia's highest award and honor for musicians: the title National Artist of Russia, awarded by Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Ovchinnikov appears regularly with such leading Russian orchestras as the Moscow Philharmonic; Moscow Radio Symphony and the St Petersburg Philharmonic. Ovchinnikov's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's piano concerto will be electrifying!