Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an exhibition – what better place to imagine this than in a gallery… after intermission/ reception Franz Schubert – 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, Wanderer Fantasy, Op 15 (D.760) Primakov: “Visual and individual, and then of course the Wanderer will send one on the way with a personal message…”
Prize winning pianist, Vassily Primakov began studies at Moscow’s Central Special Music School at age eleven as a pupil of Vera Gornostayeva. He then attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and The Juilliard School in New York, where he studied under Jerome Lowenthal. His disc of 21 Mazurkas by Chopin was named a “Best of Year” by National Public Radio (2009). In 2011, along with his duo partner Natalia Lavrova, Mr. Primakov launched a new Record Label LP Classics. Their first release was Arensky’s Suites for Two Pianos, as well as first volume of Live Performances of his former teacher and a great Soviet Pianist Vera Gornostayeva.
Vassily Primakov has released numerous recordings for Bridge Records that include works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Philip Glass, Arlene Sierra and Poul Ruders.
In 2011, Mr. Primakov, along with his duo partner, Natalia Lavrova established a new and vibrant record company, L.P. Classics, Inc. Their first release was Anton Arensky: Four Suites for Two Pianos. Most recently, they released Primakov’s Live in Concert Album that includes works by Medtner, Schumann, Brahms’ Handel Variations and Ravel’s La Valse. www.lpclassics.net
In March 2012 Vassily Primakov became a Yamaha Artist.