Illia Ovcharenko, piano
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Yura Lee, violin
Jonathan Crow, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Michael Chiarello, bass
Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, “Moonlight”
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 (chamber version)
Milhaud: Scaramouche, Op. 165b
Levko Revutsky: 7 Preludes for piano, Op. 7, No. 1 & 2
Liszt: Étude No. 3 in G-sharp minor, S. 141, “La Campanella”
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17
An all-star lineup of artists kicks off the Festival! Ukrainian pianist Illia Ovcharenko, winner of the 2022 Honens International Piano Competition, is joined by internationally renowned artist Jon Kimura Parker, Music Director of the Honens Competition. The two will give an unmissable display of virtuosic skill. The heady list of masterworks includes Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” Sonata, a Mozart concerto, and a pair of two-piano works by Rachmaninoff and Milhaud. Ovcharenko adds a special twist with two preludes by Levko Revutsky, a composer from his own Ukrainian hometown.
Join us for a champagne reception for the entire audience after the concert!
The Opening Night concert is generously supported by Deloitte.
Illia Ovcharenko’s performance is generously supported by Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.