BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

Sonata for piano no. 12 in A flat major op 26

29-August-2002

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[DURATION: 19' 40'']

Savitski, Edisher

Savitski, Edisher

Edisher Savitski is the first prizewinner of the Third International Piano-E-Competition in 2006 and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2001, and took top prizes at the First International Piano-E-Competition in Minneapolis and the William S. Byrd International Piano Competition in Michigan. He has enjoyed critical acclaim throughout his career: "As each of Savitski's convulsive trills and ominous chords would hang in the air, it became clearer that indeed something special was happening. We will be lucky to hear Scriabin played anywhere near this powerfully any time soon" (Jack Walton, South Bend Tribune). "The piano of Edisher Savitski prays, laments and also makes joyful sounds; since Ivo Pogorelich, no one has played Schumann as he has. This amazing Georgian simply takes off to the sky!" (Hanuh Ron, Yediot Akhronot, Israel). Edisher Savitski has been performing at most prestigious venues worldwide. To name a few: at Carnegie Zankel Hall and Carnegie Weill Hall, New York; Wigmore hall, London; Great Hall of Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia; as well as in other venues in USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Russia, United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Japan and New Zealand. He has appeared in major music festivals such as Salzburg Festival, Austria; Gilmore Keyboard Festival; Ravinia Festival; Ruhr Festival, Germany; Ravenna Festival, Italy; Stresa Festival, Italy, and Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence; MITO Festival, Italy, under patronage of the president of Italy. His resent performances where heard in Grande Auditorio at Temporada Gulbenkian de Musica in Lisbon, Portugal; Stadt-Casino Musiksaal in Basel, Switzerland; Salle Cortot in Paris, France; at Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago; Rachmaninoff festival In Pittsburgh; at Teatro la Fenice, Venice; He has been appearing as a soloist with Minnesota orchestra, Utah Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Kirov Oerchestra of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, with the Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. In 2007 Mr. Savitski joined the Yamaha artist roster, and in November of 2007 Mr. Savitski became first pianist who performed from his home in South Bend, Indiana on a Yamaha Disklavier piano that was connected through internet to another Disklavier piano set on the stage at Yamaha Artist Services International in New York City in an unprecedented first live remote performance/conference of this kind. The result was that the audience was able to not only hear and see Mr. Savitski as he spoke, but heard him play as if he was present at the Yamaha Piano Salon. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia Edisher Savitski studied in central music school with Maya Beridze and later in the Tbilisi Conservatory with professor Nana Khubutia. During this time he became a prizewinner of the international charity program "New Names", Russia, and won competition for collaborative pianists arranged at the Tbilisi State Conservatory. He also received a special grant from the president of Georgia. In 1998 Mr. Savitski joined the renowned Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University South Bend. He has been awarded with a "Performers Certificate" from the Indiana University South Bend, where currently he serves as faculty. In 1999 Mr. Savitski was accepted to The Music Academy Of The West in Santa Barbara, California, and in 2001 he was one of six pianists who got invited in the prestigious Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Mr. Savitski's performances have been broadcasted on live TV and radio throughout Europe and USA. In 2007 Savitski's new CD was released on Schubert Club's Ten Thousand Lakes label. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance at Michigan State University under the guidance of Professor George Vatchnadze.

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