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The Washington International Piano Series at CUA presents Pamela Mia Paul and Krassimira Jordan.
The piano series kicks off it's celebration of the School of Music's New York Steinway Grand Piano with an exciting concert of pieces for two pianos and piano four hands by two extraordinary pianists, Pamela Mia Paul and Krassimira Jordan. The program will include works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Stravinsky.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Born in Varna, Bulgaria, of Russian and Bulgarian parents, Krassimira Jordan began her formative musical training at age four and made her recital debut when she was seven. She studied in Sofia, Vienna, and Moscow, where she was a pupil of Stanislav Neuhaus and Emil Gilels. During her years of study, a series of prestigious international prizes were awarded to Krassimira Jordan, including the International Piano Competitions “Alfredo Casella,” and “Alessandro Casagrande”, as well as the Mozart “Clara Haskil” Prize. As a representative of Austria, Krassimira Jordan was the First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition. Krassimira Jordan has been cooperating in a significant number of duo piano concerts with other renowned pianists as Wolfgang Watzinger, Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Thomas Kreuzberger, Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Faina Lushtak, Tulane University, New Orleans, Pamela Mia Paul, UNT Texas. Together with Thomas Kreuzberger she recorded “Die Ungarischen Tänze” by Johannes Brahms, available from Gramola, Vienna. She has recorded a series entitled “Franz Liszt – Berühmte Klavierwerke” (Famous Piano Works). Her compact disc releases, “Slavic Masterworks for Piano” and “The Legacy of Pantcho Vladigerov”, are both available on the Albany Records label, www.albanyrecords.com.The most recent CD, which includes Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, is available on www.cdbaby.com/cd/krassimira. A new CD with works by Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy is in progress and will be released in 2015.
Pamela Mia Paul is both a brilliant performer and a deeply dedicated teacher. On stage, she has performed with the world’s great orchestras. She has given concerts throughout the United States, and in Europe, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea and Turkey both as soloist and as chamber musician. In the studio, or in the setting of a masterclass, she is an internationally sought-after pedagogue whose students hold teaching positions throughout the United States and Asia, and who have participated in and won competitions including the Nina Widemann Competition and the Naumburg International Piano Competition. Ms. Paul has commissioned and premiered works for the piano; Robert Beaser’s Piano Concerto, which was written for her, had its world premiere in the United States with the St. Louis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin, and in Europe with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic under the baton of American conductor Richard Dufallo. The Beaser Concerto had its New York premiere in 1992 at Carnegie Hall, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the American Composers Orchestra. In 2012 Ms. Paul commissioned a concerto for piano and symphonic winds from Steven Bryant. The concerto was premiered with the UNT Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Corporon and recorded for release on the Klavier label in December 2012.
Ward Recital Hall
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