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Internationally Renowned Russian Pianist Yury Martynov Returns to DMC Oct. 19

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Join Del Mar College’s Music Department on Friday, Oct. 19, for an evening of classical music featuring Russian pianist Yury Martynov, a master keyboardist who is internationally renowned for his versatile repertoire.

The free concert performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall, located in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on the East Campus, Ayers at Kosar. For more information, call 698-1605 or email wlipman@delmar.edu.

The program will include Fantasiain d minor by Mozart, Rondeau Op.1 and Four Mazurkas Op. 30 by Chopin, Tchaikovsky The Seasons (April, November, December), Prelude and Fugue in d minor by Shostakovich and Symphonic Etudes Op.13 and Op. posth by Schumann.

Martynov performed the Russian premier of Bach’s entire “Well-Tempered Clavier” on clavichord and was the first to perform solo and chamber works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classicism eras to 20th century pieces on period instruments, including modern piano, harpsichord, clavichord and pianoforte, which is an 18th century predecessor to the modern piano.

His artistry and technical excellence has earned Martynov numerous first-place prizes in some of the most prestigious piano competitions in Europe. Among the first-place awards were those at the 1991 Maria Canals International Music Competition in Spain, the 1993 Ennio Porrino International Piano Competition in Italy and the 1999 International W.A. Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Austria.

Martynov’s discography includes several CDs recorded and released on famous Russian and foreign record labels. He is the first, and only musician as of March 2017, who recorded Beethoven’s complete symphonies in Liszt’s transcription for piano solo on the instruments of that time—Erard circa 1837 and Blutnher circa 1867.

Most prestigious magazines, including Diapason d’Or, BBC Monthly choice, 5 stars, The Guardian, Choc de la musique and Classica Magazine mention his CDs released by OUTHERE music label. The Guardianincluded Martynov’s recording of Beethoven-Liszt’s Ninth Symphony in the official Top Ten CDs of 2016.

For more information about Martynov, visit www.yurymartynov.com.

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