MAILED: Sept. 25, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Maxim Philippov, silver medalist in the recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform on Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Artists Series concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.
Philippov is a 29-year-old Russian pianist who serves on the faculty of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Named silver medalist at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2001, Philippov was awarded two years of concert engagements and career management and a compact disc recording of his award-winning performances. He also received a Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music for his semifinal round collaboration with the renowned Takacs Quartet.
"[Philippov's] performance of the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto was magnificent ... noble and phrased with grandeur and warmth," wrote the Dallas Morning News.
The laureate of several international competitions, Philippov has performed extensively throughout Canada, Europe, Russia and the United States. He is emerging as one of today's most engaging interpreters of Rachmaninoff, and has recorded two discs featuring the composer's solo works.
The program will include the following:
· J.S. Bach's "French Overture," BWV 831.
· Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words" (Op. 19, Nos. 1, 5 and 4; Op. 67, No. 4; Op. 85, No. 4; and Op. 62, No. 2).
· "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 ('Rakoczy March')," by Liszt.
· J.S. Bach's Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue from "Partita No. 3," BWV 1006, arranged by Rachmaninoff.
· "Sonata No. 6 in A major," Op. 82, by Prokofiev.
Admission is $15 for the public; $13 for those age 62 and older, and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and younger, and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center, and will be sold at the door.
Patrons may also charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 25, 2001