The Tenri Cultural Institute Presents:
Tania Stavreva, Piano
A Classical Album With A Modern Edge!
Doores open at 7:00PM, Show starts at 7:30PM. Tania Stavreva will perform works from the album + new works from her current repertoire. The program will be one hour long with no intermission. The CD will be available for sale at the venue after the concert.
Piano works in the album by: Ginastera, Bates, Kapustin, P. & A. Vladigerov, Stavreva
The album is produced by the Legendary, Ron Saint Germain, who has earned over 75+ Gold and Platinum Disc awards including four “Diamond Platinum" (10 million +) with sales approaching a quarter of a billion units and whose work has appeared on 19 Grammy nominations with 14 wins for various artists he has worked with: (Jimi Hendrix, Muse, U2, Soundgarden, Whitney, Aretha, Diana, Michael, Nels Cline, McCoy Tyner and many others) with guest artist and two time Grammy Award winning drummer Will Calhoun (Living Color, B.B. King)
Video samples: 2 min tease of variations on a Bulgarian Folk Song "Dilmano, Dilbero", Op. 2 by Alexander Vladigerov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn5RYPH8WRc
Nikolai Kapustin - Jazz Concert Etude Op. 40, No. 3 "Toccatina" - (track 9 on the album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBndo0AZ7AI
Ginastera (Ruvido ed Ostinato) – (track 7 on the album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVW3LRjK1OU
Bulgarian-born and New York based artist, Tania Stavreva, was born into a musical family and began piano studies at the age of four. She was trained in old school music traditions giving her a strong foundation. She grew up listening mainly to Oistrakh, Richter, Horowitz, Gilels, Heifetz, Rubinstein, Weissenberg, Karajan, Mravinsky, Callas, etc. She also listened to The Beatles, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, etc., discovering in the USA that jazz, rock 'n’ roll and experimental styles influenced her contemporary classical style.
Rhythmic Movement is Tania Stavreva’s official debut album, to be released, Jan. 7th, 2017. Although a classical album, it is very modern with a jazzy flavor. The album includes works written by composers from three continents and Stavreva. The music on the album has a lot of excitement and rhythmic, melodic and dynamic energy, which gives it a very youthful feel, reflecting Stavreva’s spirit, current state of mind and where she is in her life as an artist in the present moment. That’s why Rhythmic Movement is like a power of bright colors that dance with the music and bring joy, excitement and positive energy. Stavreva currently likes surrounding herself with music that brings this into her life and that by performing the music - she can give this to people…to her audience.
Music critics have enthusiastically embraced Stavreva, describing her as "exceptional, entrancing, fun!”, "a fully formed and fearsomely talented pianist", "bold, dynamic, magnificent", “a piano dynamo”, “a very unique pianist, combining genuine quality with a refreshing approach to programing with superior technical abilities”. She is recognized as one of the most versatile young artists of her generation, renowned internationally for “having some of the most precise fingering of any of the twenty-something generation of pianists, bar none.”
Making her New York recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009, she returned to Carnegie Hall in 2016, this time on the main stage, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, where she gave the world premiere of "The Caged Bird Sings" by Mason Bates. She has performed at many other prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, Kaufman Center, Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in New York, as well as the Grammy Museum Theater, Clive Davis Auditorium in L.A., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Sanders Theater at Harvard University and the French Cultural Center in Boston, The Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, The National Ethnographic Museum in Bulgaria, Radio Plovdiv - Bulgarian National Radio Concert Hall, Cathedral San Lorenzo & Sala dei Notari in Italy, 1901 Arts Club in London, and the Ruinekerk in the Netherlands to name a few. In 2013 her sold out Chicago recital debut was featured live on WFMT 98.7 at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been featured on New York 1 News, ABC7, BBC Music Magazine, Keyboard Magazine, KUSC 91.5, and Musical America. She was invited to perform at the Miles Davis/Edith Piaf Commemorative USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, where she was featured on CNN Television and shared the stage with the legendary bassist Ron Carter, the Miles Davis Family, Grammy-award winning songwriter Mike Stoller and legendary music producer George Avakian (Columbia Records). For more detailed bio visit: www.taniastavreva.com
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All ages welcome!