Sinfonia Toronto Masterpiece concert
PIANO PRODIGY PLAYS CHOPIN WITH SINFONIA TORONTO
Pianist Anastasia Rizikov’s youth and virtuosity will both amaze in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at Sinfonia Toronto’s next Masterpiece Series concert on November 16. The performance at 8 pm in Glenn Gould Studio wil also feature guest conductor Berislav Skenderovic leading the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings.
Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov is a remarkably poised and precocious 14-year-old who is already achieving remarkable acclaim. At age 11, she was First Prize winner of the Rotary International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the category for competitors up to 28 year old! She was the youngest winner in the competition’s 18 year history, and won over other pianists more than twice her age. Nationally, Anastasia is also a First Prize winner in both the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) and the Canadian Chopin Competition.
Guest Conductor Berislav Skenderovic, has studied at the Hochschule fur Musik in Munich under Wolfgang Sawalisch and Sergiu Celibidache. He has served as Ballet Conductor at the Bavarian Opera Studio, as Resident Conductor of the Croatian National Theatre, as Chief Conductor of the Sarajevo Radio Symphony and the Capetown Philharmonic in South Africa, and has conducted throughout Europe, South America and Asia.
Now entering its 14th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in Europe twice, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s including a JUNO winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its rich repertoire includes the string orchestra music of the 19th and 20th century, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances feature outstanding international artists and some of the most sought-after Canadian musicians.
Tickets are $39 adult; $32 senior and $12 student. They can be purchased from 416-
872-4255 or online at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com
Subscriptions to the remaining Masterpiece Series are available from http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or by phone at 416-499-0403
Details at a glance:
Nov 16 2012 Glenn Gould Studio
SINFONIA TORONTO / BERISLAV SKENDEROVIC Guest Conductor
ANASTASIA RIZIKOV Pianist
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
Tickets $39 adult; $32 senior; $12 student
416-872-4255 or http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com