2019-12-06 20:45:00

Beethoven and Chopin with the Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin

A refusal from the first school of music that his parents attempted to send him to as a child did not dampen his passion for the piano, instead strengthening his determination. This proved sufficient to gain him a place at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After graduating under the guidance of Vera Gornostayeva, Andrey Gugnin continued to perfect his talent with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Naboré at the International Piano Academy, Lake Como. “Performing now lies at the centre of my existence”, says the thirty-three-year-old Russian pianist, “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else”. Having distinguished himself at the Vienna Beethoven competition in 2013 and the XVI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in 2014, he began to appear on some of the most important stages around the world. But it was his victory at the International Piano Competition of Australia in 2016, where he also received several special awards, that really launched his career. Soon after, he was invited to perform with Valery Gergiev and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he established a contract with the Hyperion record label and the support of the Young Classical Artists Trust, and he saw collaborations open up with orchestras across four continents, and calls to perform at the most prestigious international festivals.

Exemplifying pianism at its highest level, with staggering technical prowess and musical sensitivity.

The San Francisco Classical Voice

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (Bonn, 1770 – Vienna 1827)
Sonata n. 29 in si bemolle maggiore, op. 106, "Hammerklavier”
- Allegro
- Scherzo. Assai vivace
- Adagio sostenuto. Appassionato e con molto sentimento
- Largo. Allegro risoluto


FRYDERYK CHOPIN (Żelazowa Wola, 1810 – Parigi, 1849)
Preludi, op. 28
1. do maggiore: Agitato
2. la minore: Lento
3. sol maggiore: Vivace
4. mi minore: Largo
5. re maggiore: Molto allegro
6. si minore: Lento assai
7. la maggiore: Andantino
8. fa diesis minore: Molto agitato
9. mi maggiore: Largo
10. do diesis minore: Molto allegro
11. si maggiore: Vivace
12. sol diesis minore: Presto
13. fa diesis maggiore: Lento
14. mi bemolle minore: Allegro
15. re bemolle maggiore: Sostenuto
16. si bemolle minore: Presto con fuoco
17. la bemolle maggiore: Allegretto
18. fa minore: Molto allegro
19. mi bemolle maggiore: Vivace
20. do minore: Largo
21. si bemolle maggiore: Cantabile
22. sol minore: Molto agitato
23. fa maggiore: Moderato
24. re minore: Allegro appassionato