September 21st. In Recital: Pavel Nersessian, piano, Katrin Bulke, soprano
GETCLASSICAL IN SCHOOL PRESENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH ST. JOHN IN THE VILLAGE AND THE FOUNDATION FOR THE REVIVAL OF CLASSICAL CULTURE: PAVEL NERSESSIAN- PIANO AND KATRIN BULKE – SOPRANO
WORKS BY MOZART, SCHUBERT, BELLINI, VERDI
A RECITAL WITH THE CAUSE OF SPARKING A LOVE FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC IN CHILDREN ONE NOTE AT A TIME .
FREE FOR YOUTH UNDER 18.
PRE-ORDERED ADULTS 25$
at the door $30
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21.st – 7 PM
ST. JOHN IN THE VILLAGE
218 WEST 11TH.ST AT WAVERLY PLACE
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Soprano Katrin Bulke is a graduate of the famed Mozarteum in Salzburg, soprano Katrin Bulke is quickly establishing herself as a powerful voice within New York’s operatic world. Only in New York since 2016, she has been part of ten different stage companies in such roles as: Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen, Queen Elisabeth in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni,Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, among others. The German artist impressed critics and audiences alike with her thrilling performances at the 2017 Caruso, and 2018 Concert Festival Internatiaonl Competition, where she received the Grand Prix.
about GetClassical In School she says: “Ilona’s mission in bringing classical music to schools resonates in every aspect with my vision. The live medium “classical music” is understudied and sometimes misunderstood and GetClassical can reach out to the youngest in our society and bring the music to the class room. Classical music is so much more then just old culture and young artist will show the excitement and make the students curious about more.”
Pianist Pavel Nersessian is a Russian-born master virtuoso and educator. His moving and eloquent interpretations of a wide range of repertoire, have inspired audiences throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. A student, and later on the faculty of the Moscow Conservatory, he often took over the studio of his famed mentor Prof.S.Dorensky, which included famed performers such as Nicholas Lugansky and Denis Matsuev.
Nersessian has won numerous competitions, including 1st prize at the 1991 GPA Dublin International Piano Competition. As a performer with a most genreous personlity and great intellect, Nersessian has collaborated in collaborative performances (among them Borodin and Glinka Quartet, National Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Thomas Sanderling, Ani Kavafian and the list goes on) and through his mentorship. Thought after as a pianist’s pianist with a busy performance schedule, he holds the post as professor for piano at Boston University, since 2013.
After being a teacher and adjudicator on the jury of many international competitions, Nersessian is first and foremost a master pianist and performer, even if his performance schedule does not compete with the insanity of some of today’s star performers. His programs are chosen thoughtfully, and his performances are devoted to the highest level of musical intensity and spiritual elevation. His intrinsic mastery leaves his audiences not only mesmerized with the clarity of the musical message, but often in that rare state of reverie, only evoked by the finest moments of artistry in which true craftsmanship meets inspiration.
Piano performance and pedagogy have always been closely interwoven facets of his world, since his early days in Soviet Russia. After finishing at the Central Music School with honors, Nersessian entered the Moscow Conservatory in 1982. As teaching assistant, he followed early on in his mentor Sergei Dorensky’s footsteps, whose studio he was officially leading from 1987. In 1997, Dorensky was appointed Dean of the Piano Department, and his students included next to Nersessian many brilliant talents and star performers of today’s classical music scene, among them Ramzi Yassa, Stanislav Bunin, Alexander Shtarkman, Nikolay Lugansky, Vadim Rudenko, Olga Kern, and Denis Matsuev. Many of them completed their studies under Nersessian’s tutelage; teaching always stayed an important part of his music making.
Of all his collaborations, Nersessian confides that he loves working with singers the most, “I find voice so communicative,” he says. He especially enjoys the presentation of “Lieder,” the most intimate genre of the voice and accompaniment. “I just love listening to that genre myself, and love of listening inspires joy of making music,” he says.
Pavel Nersessian will be performing an inspired choice of program with the German Soprano Katrin Bulke at St. John’s in the Village for GetClassical In School. A collaboration with St. John’s and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, the concert will support GetClassical In School’s initiative to bring first class performers and educators into the classroom to spark the flame for classical music in the next generation. Link to the event
“I am very happy to join Ilona’s ideas and efforts. We still have a chance not to become the last generation that cherishes classic art. First of all, art is a great, powerful resource of pleasure, which remains always with you. Even more important is that it stays with you all your life once you start enjoying it. And the best is that you can enjoy it any possible way—making it or just watching or listening to it. I wish these plans of Ilona’s to live long and to have great success!” Pavel Nersessian, Pianist, Educator.
Organizers/Mission: Our mission is to create encounters with great classical music performers in the classroom. Building on the personal momentum, we like to invite youth to attend the concert by those artists, who inspire the next generation.
PAVEL NERSESSIAN: PIANIST, PEDAGOGUE READ THE ARTICLE ON GETCLASSICAL.ORG