Friday, 01 March 2024 - 19:30

The Last of the Romantics
By Luca Cossettini

This second focus of our season on Rachmaninov is, at the same time, an excellent opportunity for getting to know two very young talents, both trained at the Gnessins School of Music and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In the first part, the program will allow us to appreciate the exceptional solo skills of each and then listen to them in duo in the second, for the inevitable “Symphonic Dances”, composed for orchestra, of which Rachmaninov prepared a version for two pianos that he himself performed for the first time with Horowitz.

Tickets online sale begins at 10:30 a.m. on October 24, 2023.

Shio Okui simply amazed me: at her age, she already understands and feels music immensely and has full control over the instrument.
Evgeny Kissin,


Vsevolod Zavidov is a name that is remembered for its ability to shine brightly in the world’s piano firmament.
PianoForum Magazin, Mosca, aprile 2023

(Velikij Novgorod, 1873 – Beverly Hills, 1943)

Études-Tableaux, op. 33


Sonata n. 2 in si bemolle minore, op. 36
[Pianoforte: SHIO OKUI]


(Velikij Novgorod, 1873 – Beverly Hills, 1943)

Danze Sinfoniche, op. 45a versione per due pianoforti
I. Non allegro
II. Andante con moto (Tempo di Valse)
III. Lento assai – Allegro vivace – Lento assai – Allegro vivace