- By Walkertown Branch Library
- Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Free Piano Concert in Walkertown September 26, 3 pm
Dmitri Shteinberg’s recent performances include a return appearance with the Salisbury Symphony of NC as well as concertos with the Greensboro Philharmonia and Danville Symphony. In 2014-2015 Shteinberg was heard live on Chicago’s WFMT classical station, and in concert in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina. A new CD featuring chamber works by Barber and Richard Strauss, is scheduled for release later this year on the Fleur de Son Classics label.
Always striving to keep the broadest possible perspective on style and repertoire, Shteinberg is equally involved in solo and chamber music, and has worked with a number of important musicians, including a three-year collaboration with the cellist Natalia Gutman, which took him to some of America’s most important concert halls, including the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Alice Tully Hall in New York. He played with the cellist Han-na Chang on “Good Morning America,” and was privileged to share the stage the violinist Shmuel Ashkenazi and the clarinetists Edward Brunner and Stanley Drucker. Other chamber venues have included the Mostly Mozart Festival, Summit Music Festival, Music Festival of the Hamptons, the ''Oleg Kagan'' and Sulzbach-Rosenberg Festivals in Germany, Festival Aix-en-Provence in France and Open Chamber Music in Cornwall, England.
Dmitri Shteinberg is also very involved in advancing contemporary repertoire, and has played dozens of works by living American composers, including Bolcom, Shoenfeld, Adams and Dana Wilson among many others. His recording of Alban Berg’s Chamber concerto with the Baton Rouge Symphony on Sono Luminus was enthusiastically reviewed by the Grammaphone and the Fanfare magazines in 2013. In May 2015, Shteinberg premiered a new concerto by Washington-based Jonathan Kolm with the Manassas Symphony of Virginia.
Harpsichord is another area of interest, sparked by three years of close contact with renowned harpsichordist and scholar Kenneth Cooper in New York, and Shteinberg remains involved in both playing and teaching the instrument at his home base at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
A native of Moscow, Dmitri Shteinberg studied at the Gnessin School of Music under Anna Kantor, teacher of Evgeny Kissin. His later teachers included Victor Derevianko in Tel-Aviv and Nina Svetlanova in New York, both students of Heinrich Neuhaus, whose teaching philosophy remains a beacon for Shteinberg’s work in the studio. Another important influence is that of the elusive Ferenc Rados of Budapest, whose students included Andras Schiff and Zoltan Kocsis and whose mentorship was as difficult as it was priceless.
Since 2005, Dmitri Shteinberg spends his summers at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT. In 2014, he also joined the faculty of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Tampa.
The program will include music by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Modest Mussorgsky. Free concert. No reservation required.
Saturday, September 26th, 3 pm
Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051
Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.
Click here for driving directions.
Six Intermezzi Op. 4 by R. Schumann (1810-1856)
I. Allegro quasi maestoso
II. Presto a capriccio
III. Allegro marcato
IV. Allegro semplice
V. Allegro moderato
Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 by F. Chopin (1809-1848)
Pictures at an Exhibition by M. Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
II. Il vecchio castello
V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
VII. Limoges - The Market Place
Cum mortis in Lingua morta
IX. The Hut on Fowls' Legs, "Baba Yaga"
X. The Great Gate of Kiev