Poster: Reubke Organ and Piano Sonata: Imre Olah & Anastasia Rizikov
First time in Toronto, a rare treat - never before played in Toronto:
Julius Reubke Organ and Piano Sonata
Imre Olah & Anastasia Rizikov
Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c, Piano Sonata in b-flat.
Imre Olah, organ;
Anastasia Rizikov, piano
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Parish Hall, Grace Church on-the-Hill
Where there's music, kindness, and love, there is Grace.
Location: 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 1X4
(10 minutes walk from St. Claire West subway station)
$15 – $25
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Little known composer Julius Reubke was Liszt’s favourite pupil in Weimar, where he composed the Piano Sonata in B flat minor - profoundly influenced by the Lisztian model - and the Organ Sonata on the 94th Psalm in C minor, which is believed to be one of the greatest organ works in the classical repertoire.
This unique and never before played double bill in Toronto showcases Reubke’s two most famous sonatas, performed by Imre Olah on organ and Anastasia Rizikov on piano.
Dying at the age of 24 and leaving only a handful of compositions and the heartfelt testimonials of teachers and friends, Julius Reubke represents one of the most intriguing might-have-beens of the Romantic era in Germany.
Liszt’s words, in a letter of condolence to Reubke’s father, are often quoted: ‘Truly no one could feel more deeply the loss which Art has suffered in your Julius, than the one who has followed with admiring sympathy his noble, constant and successful strivings in these latter years, and who will ever remain true to the memory of his friendship.’
Imre Oláh: Music Director, Conductor, and Organist
Capture: Imre Olah, Concert Organist
Imre Oláh was born in Hungary. He studied music in Budapest, specializing in organ performance. Later, his studies involved specialization in choral music, and choral direction.
Ever since he moved to Canada in 1989, Imre has served as music director, and organist in several churches. He has been part of the musical life of the city, presenting organ recitals, and accompanying choirs, and soloists.
He also performed organ recitals in Hungary, Germany, Italy, and in the USA. He holds the Associateship Diploma with the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
Imre is the Artistic Director of the Scola Cantorum Choir, and organist of the Stratford Concert Choir. He is also the Music Director, and organist of the Caven Presbyterian Church, in Bolton.
Anastasia Rizikov: Canadian Classical Pianist
Anastasia Rizikov, a young Canadian pianist was born in Toronto, Ontario. She began her studies at age of five, and since then showed unparalleled dedication to both practice and performance. Since 2004, she studies with award-winning piano teacher Maia Spis at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto. In 2017-2019 she studied with Rena Shereshevskaya and Marian Rybicki at École Normale de Musique de Paris (Paris, France, 2019) where she received her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste. Ms. Rizikov also has played in master classes for Sergei Babayan, Vladimir Feltsman, Awadagin Pratt, Arie Vardi, Robert Levin, Ferenc Rados, Anatoly Ryabov, Oxana Yablonskaya, and has worked with András Schiff, Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, Gabor Takács-Nagy, and Olga Kern.
Anastasia Rizikov has dazzled the international arena as a child prodigy since she was seven, competing with musicians over twice her age, and winning numerous International piano competitions, placing first in the following: Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition, (Italy, 2015); the Jaén International Piano Competition, (Spain, 2015); the 13th «Giuliano Pecar» International Prize for Piano Interpretation Competition (Italy, 2013); and the Rotary International Piano Competition (Spain, 2011), among many others. She won first place at American Protégé 2010 International Piano and Strings Competition and performed in New York City's Carnegie Hall. In 2012 Anastasia was awarded the prestigious 2013 "Debut Atlantic" concert tour, a 2,5 weeks long tour along the Canadian Atlantic coast that was held in September, 2013.
In fall, 2019 Anastasia had a 2-week concert tour in the Northern Canadian provinces, organised by Piano Six, which was founded by Janina Fialkowska - the group of six Canadian pianists that A. Rizikov had joined in 2018.
Wikipedia: Anastasia Rizikov
Please come and enjoy a rare treat - never before played in Toronto: Reubke Organ and Piano Sonata combo with Anastasia Rizikov, a remarkable young pianist, one of Canadians best piano players known worldwide.
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