The Cary-Apex Piano Teachers Association, under grants from the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival* of Cary and Meredith College, will sponsor a concert by pianist Larisa Yesina, during her first trip to America. She will perform on the new Steinway concert grand in the Carswell Recital Hall at Meredith College on Friday, October 20, at 8:00 pm. The program will include works of Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart. The concert is free and open to the public. While she is in the Triangle, she will be conducting several master classes and giving private lessons. For further information contact Olga Jaynes at 434-4675.
An ethnic Russian, Larisa Yesina was born in Baku, in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. She earned her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Odessa State Conservatory in Odessa, Ukraine, a conservatory made famous by such graduates as Emil Gillels, David Oistrakh. She is the “musical granddaughter”, thru her Professor Serafima Mogilevskaya, of Henrick Neuhaus: Director of the Moscow Conservatory from 1935 to 1937. She now lives in Nikolayev (Mikolaiv), Ukraine, a port city of more than half a million, where she is Professor of Music at the High Musical College of Ukraine. She served as Dean of Piano Instruction there from 1967 through 2003 and has instructed in piano performance at the highest level for more than 40 years. Many of her students have taken top honors in competitions, including the Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow.
*This recital is sponsored in part by a grant from the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival -- a Cary based festival supporting local arts and non-profit organizations and activities.