SATURDAY CHOPIN NOCTURNES - 20 AUGUST 2011 - NEAL LARRABEE
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We would like to invite you to the Saturday Chopin Nocturnes – this Neal Larrabee will give a piano recital at 7 PM on the Terrace of the Ostrogski Palace.

 

In programme:

Impromptu in F-sharp major Op. 36

4 Mazurkas op. 24

Fantasy in F minor Op. 49

Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E-flat major Op. 22

 

Free entrance

 

Neal Larrabee has performed in major music centers including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow and St. Petersburg. His appearances as recitalist and as soloist with orchestras have won critical acclaim. He has toured in Germany, Russia, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia and in Argentina. In Poland, Larrabee has become a well-known favorite of the concert-going public. There, his highly regarded interpretations of Chopin have led to recordings, national broadcasts on television and radio, and engagements in virtually every major concert hall. In Moscow, he performed solo recitals at the Moscow Conservatory's Rachmaninoff Hall, the Moscow State University, the Scriabin Museum and for the concert series presented at the U.S. Ambassador's Spaso House. 

Awarded a Fulbright grant for study at the Moscow Conservatory under Stanislav Neuhaus, Larrabee became the first American pianist to study in the former Soviet Union under official government sponsorship. He also studied with Eugene List at the Eastman School of Music and with Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the Josef Lhevinne Scholarship. He earned his doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under Martin Canin.

Larrabee won honors in the Fifth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Ninth International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, and was the first pianist to receive the special Artur Rubinstein prize as winner of the Young Musician's Foundation Competition in Los Angeles.

Larrabee is a respected pedagogue and gives master classes nationally and internationally.