World Piano Competition Gold Medalist to Give Lincoln Center Debut

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2006

The World Piano Competition proudly presents Ms. Ekaterina Mechetina in her Lincoln Center debut. Ms. Mechetina who is currently twenty six years of age was born in Moscow and began playing piano at age four. From 1985 until 1996 she studied at the Central Secondary Specialized Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory. Her principal professors were T. Koloss and V. Ovchinnikov between 1996-2001. Since 2001 Ms. Mechetina has been a post graduate student at the Moscow State Conservatory and continues her studies with Prof. Sergey Dorensky.

Since 1986 Ms. Mechetina has performed solo recitals, chamber, and with symphonies throughout Russia, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Netherlands, Austria, Italy France, Germany, Finland, Poland, and Taiwan. She has made recordings for radio and television in Russia, Italy and Japan. Additionally she has give premieres of Schedrins works, including the Piano Concerto No. 6 with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. She has performed to great acclaim in several festivals including Tours, France, “Classic Open Air” in Berlin, Germany and Milan Italy.

The program Ms. Mechetina will be performing for her Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center debut was programmed by her, and will illuminate her exceptional keyboard facility and interpretive skills. The program will be:

Fantasy in C minor, K. 475, Mozart
Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27 #1, Chopin
Etude in A-flat, Op. 25 #1, Chopin
Etude in F, Op. 10 #8, Chopin
Barcarolle in F-sharp, Chopin
La Valse, Ravel
INTERMISSION
Variation on a Theme by Corelli, Rachmaninoff
Lullaby, Tchaikovsky/ Rachmaninoff
Flight of the Bumble Bee, Rimsky-Korsakov/ Rachmaninoff
Liebesleid, Kreisler/ Rachmaninoff
“Tchastushki”- Concerto for solo piano????Schedrin

Currently Ms. Mechetina is touring the United States performing various concerts of solo recitals and also has dates with regional orchestras. On Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 she will perform Edward MacDowells Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra under Charles Ansbacher.

About the World Piano Competition:

Founded in 1956 by Gloria Ackerman, The World Piano Competition, has become a major source for the musical education and advancement of young piano talents worldwide. By serving this function it has made Cincinnati an international headquarters for musical excellence and pianistic artistry. Every spring pianists from around the world are evaluated in performance or by a tape audition, and are given written critiques by noted pianists. Invitations are extended to the winners of the evaluation to attend semi-finals and finals in Cincinnati. There, students are judged and attend master classes by world-renowned artists, as members of the Advisory Board donate their time to the education of these talented pianists, ages five to thirty. Winners of the World Piano Competition receive cash scholarship awards or the Grand Prize of a New York debut recital at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The finals of The World Piano Competition are broadcast internationally on CNN and nationally on NPR.
Tickets for this performance are available through the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, Broadway at 65th Street, New York NY 10023. Tickets: $ 20 and $ 15 at the Box Office. Call 212 875-5050 or call CenterCharge at 212 721-6500.

For additional information, press passes and images of the artist please contact Tony Scafide at Generation Media 631 846-6231

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