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Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 2 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Piano Duo Concert
“2 for 1”

W. A. Mozart, Sonata in C Major, KV 521
F. Schubert, Fantasia in F Minor, D 940
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dances


Eugene Skovorodnikov & Anna Vavilova, piano duo


Eugene Skovorodnikov / piano

“…His performance of the “Wanderer” Fantasia by Schubert hypnotized us…Mr. Skovorodnikov’s powerful inspiration and sovereign technique allowed him to create perfection and beauty of the real sound image” “ Musica e Scuola”, Italy
"... Eugene captured attention of the audience with his perfect mastery and polished sense of style, full of life and romanticism... he played with the power and colours of symphony orchestra, with fluent and flawless virtuosity", "Nevsky Times", Russia
" ...Skovorodnikov returned to Rome after a three year absence, but his long awaiting fan audience was treated to an absolutely outstanding performance; this level of artistic quality has been rarely heard in the past few musical seasons in Rome..." "Musica e Scuola", Italy

Audiences throughout Europe, Canada, U.S., Asia and former Soviet Union recognize Eugene Skovorodnikov for his stylistic interpretation and his technical brilliance. He is a prize winner of "N.Lisenko" National Piano Competition (Ukraine) and "Citta di Vibo Valentia" Piano International Competition (Italy).
Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate course at the St. Petersburg conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country.In 2006 he was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Musical Arts by Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine for his achievements in performance and teaching.
“ Extraordinary performance…represented all the impressive characteristics of the Grand School…incomparable elegance and enchanting power…” “ Il Ponte”, Italy, 1998
He was invited to perform in famous concert halls of the world such as St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chan Centre for Performing Arts(Vancouver, Canada), Theatre Bibiena (Mantova, Italy), Grand Theatre (Shenzhen, China), Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou, China), Centre for the Performing Arts (Kfar-Saba, Israel), Ghione Theatre (Rome, Italy).
Eugene Skovorodnikov is concertizing extensively as solo pianist, chamber performer with Italian virtuoso flautist Stefano Maffizzoni; Russian-French violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky; Lee Duckles, Principal Cello of Vancouver Symphony, and many others ), and with symphony orchestras.
He was invited and reinvited to perform with such symphony orchestras as " Simfonia", "West Coast Symphony" (Canada), Kharkov Philharmonic, L'vov Philharmonic, Donetsk Philharmonic (Ukraine), Irkutsk Chamber Orchestra, St.Petersburg Philharmonic (Russia), and many others.
“ …Eugene Skovorodnikov played brilliantly. Unique virtuosity and beauty of tone were submitted to the spiritual criteria of interpretation. Concerto #1 by D.Shostakovich became a genuine revelation for the audience…” " Russian Youth”, Russia, 1995
" ... The duo of virtuoso performers demonstrated unique blend of the brilliant technique and refined musicianship..." "Strumenti e Musica", Italy, 2002
Eugene Skovorodnikov was invited as a member of the juries to many piano international competitions. Such as "Rome 1997", "Rome 2002", "S.Rachmaninov" in Morcone (Italy), "16th Rina Sala Gallo Piano International Competition" in Monza (Italy), "1st Benjamino Cesi Piano International Competition" (Italy)
He is frequently invited to perform and give masterclasses at the international festivals such as " Summit Music Festival " in New York, International Music Academy in St.Petersburg (Russia), Masters de Pontlevoy (France).
Since 1991, Eugene Skovorodnikov has been teaching with the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Many of his students became winners of national and international competitions.

Anna Vavilova / piano

Born in Latvia, Anna Vavilova studied in Latvian Musical College where she won numerous awards for her excellence in piano playing. She was featured on Russian National TV as a grand prize winner in a “Crystal Shoe” music competition in 1996. Since coming to Canada in 1997, Anna graduated from Kwantlen University College ( prof. Jane Hayes) and University of British Columbia with M. Mus. in Piano Performance (prof. Kum Sing Lee, Dr. Sara Davis – Buechner, Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic).

Ms. Vavilova has taken masterclasses from world renowned musicians: E. Skovorodnikov (Canada),V. Monastyrski (Israel), A. Brussilovsky (France), and attended piano summer festivals in US, France and Russia. In 2002 Anna appeared with Vancouver Island Symphony (Marlin Wolfe, conductor). In 2005 Anna Vavilova was a finalist at Pacific Spotlight Competition on CBC Radio Two, and has been awarded Vancouver Foundation Scholarship (2005) and BC Arts Council Scholarship (2006) to continue her Graduate Studies.

Being a frequent performer in Vancouver and Lower Mainland as a soloist and a collaborative artist Ms. Vavilova also run‘s a monthly column in a magazine “Kaleidoskope“ devoted to music, as well as host a monthly radio show “Music Encore“ on CITR 101.9 FM. At the same time Anna Vavilova is a founding director and a vice-president of Music Encore Concert Society, which co-hosts “Encore Concert Series” and "Richmond Lecture-Recitals Series" featuring international and local classical musicians. Anna is also a piano teacher in demand, since her students are the top prize winners in festivals and competitions.

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