Music event in Cuba continues with performance by Ukrainian pianist

Music event in Cuba continues with performance by Ukrainian pianist
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29 May 2022
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The program of the VI International Meeting of Young Pianists in Cuba continues today with the performance of the Ukrainian-born artist Inesa Sinkevych and the presentation of the Esteban Salas Musical Heritage Cabinet magazine.

The Basilica Minor of the Convent of San Francisco de Asis will host the interpretation of the soloist currently residing in the United States and winner of awards at the María Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, ​​Spain, and at Vianna da Motta and Oporto competitions in Portugal.

The event, devised a decade ago by Professor Salomón Mikowsky and historian Eusebio Leal, brings together in this edition seven students from the Manhattan School of Music in the northern country, in the best rooms dedicated to classical music in this capital city.

According to the organizing committee, the 19 performances of concerts with orchestra, recitals and master classes, scheduled in various spaces of the capital’s historic center, have 14 performers from nine nations as protagonists, including the Russian-American Kirill Gerstein and the Greek Katia Skanavi.

The list of foreign figures also includes the Chinese Guangshou Tian, ​​the South Korean Yeontaek Oh, the Russian Alexandre Moutouzkine and the Egyptian Wael Farouk; as well as Cubans Marcos Madrigal, Ernesto Oliva, Daniel Rodríguez, Malva Rodríguez and Sofía Iraola.

The curatorship of the event includes titles of universal piano literature, the premiere of works by renowned composers such as Leo Brouwer, Ernesto Oliva and Inesa Sinkevych and a selection of pieces from the island’s collection of authorship, among others, by Roberto Valera and José Maria Vitier.

Organized by the Esteban Salas Musical Heritage Cabinet and the Cultural Management Subdirectorate of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, the agenda also contains a colloquium on the art of playing the piano with Professor Mikowsky.

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