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Mikhaïl Voskresensky – Teachers’ Master Class

November 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tickets for non-members and guests: $20
Guests can register here for in person attendance or livestream link.

“Mikhaïl Voskresensky proved an imposing, magnetic presence… passion, impetuosity, spontaneity and articulateness marked this recital” Los Angeles Times 

Famous Russian pianist, Mikhaïl Voskresensky for more than 60 years intensively continues to give concerts around the world. The top prize winner of many international piano competitions, including The First Van Cliburn competition, Voskresensky has captivated his audience with electrifying interpretations of the great piano literature in all styles. 

Born in the city of Berdyansk (Ukraine), Voskresensky graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. His teachers were world renowned including Lev Oborin (first prize winner of First Chopin Competition in Warsaw), Ilia Klyachko, Jacob Milstein, Boris Zemliansky and Leonid Roizman (organ). Voskresensky’s career began from his performance of Chopin’s 2nd piano concerto in Warsaw with the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra under the button of Eugeny Svetlanov. In 1957 he played the premiere of Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto in the Prague Spring Festival in the presence of composer himself, who highly revered his performance. 

In his YouTube channel “Mikhail Voskresensky – Pianist” there are more than 100 of his recitals and concertos with orchestra. His last live recordings include Mozart’s 27 Piano Concertos, all the Beethoven’s concertos (including the Choral Fantasy) and many other recitals. 

Voskresensky is the distinguished professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and chair of the piano faculty. Since 1992 he has also been a Guest Professor at the Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo. His pupils have won more than 120 international prizes, including 61 gold medals. He has adjudicated many international competitions as well as the Tchaikovsky and Scriabin competitions in Moscow (where he served as chairman of the jury). 

Voskresensky was awarded the highest artistic title in Russia – People Artist of Russia (1989), the Japanese Order “The Rising Sun”, the Russian Imperial House medal of Saint Anne, the Nicolai Rubinstein gold medal of Moscow Conservatory and many more. 

In June of 2022 Voskresensky left Russia with his family to protest the war in Ukraine and in August immigrated to the US. Currently he is a Visiting Professor at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. 

Simon Xu – Frederic Chopin: Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, 1st Movement
Anastasia Seifetdinova – Robert Schumann: Sonata No 2 in G minor Op. 22, 1st Movement
Adam Merrill – Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 3,  Op. 47
Jacob Clapper – George Gershwin: Three Preludes

The NEPTA Teachers’ Masterclass is an example of Educational Enrichment, and is one of the many benefits provided by NEPTA to its members. This masterclass is a fundraising event and donations are encouraged.  Your tax-deductible gift will be used for the Susan B. Demb Teacher Enrichment Program, which awards a $500 yearly enrichment grant to a NEPTA member.  You may make a donation here or, mail a check made out to NEPTA to our treasurer, Shizue Sano, (2 Celia Circle, Methuen MA 01844), or make a cash donation at the Master Class meeting.

Questions about the Teachers’ Masterclass? Email here.


November 13, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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