Artem Yasynskyy 2014 Bachauer Bronze Medalist in Concert

March 9 | 7:30BioProgramTickets

Artem Yasynskyy was born in 1988 in Donetsk, Ukraine into a family of professional musicians. At the age of seven, he became a pupil of Albina Oryshuk at the Special School for Gifted Children in Donetsk. He gave his first public concert at the age of eight and, still a child, performed as concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Donetsk State Orchestra Ukraine and the Ukrainian National Orchestra. He went on to appear as guest recitalist at the inauguration of the Grieg International Piano Competition held in 2007 in Oslo and was a laureate at the event New Names Young Ukrainian Stars, subsequently performing on various occasions with the National Philharmonic State Orchestra of the Ukraine.

Numerous competition successes during this period included prizes at the International Piano Competition of Prokofiev’s Native Land (Donetsk 1999, 2003), the Horowitz Debut

Competition (2001, Kiev), the Vladimir Krainev Competition (Charkov 2005) and the Horowitz International Piano Competition for Young Pianists (2001 and 2007, Kiev).

A scholarship granted by the President of the Ukraine from 2006 to 2010 enabled him to study at the Prokofiev State Academy of Music, where he was also took composition classes with Professor Aleksander Rudyansky, graduating in 2010 with Honours.

Artem Yasynskyy moved to Germany in 2010 in order to continue postgraduate piano studies at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Patrick O’Byrne.

In June 2011 he was awarded the Steinway-Förderpreis in Hamburg, becoming in July of the same year a scholar of the Hans und Stefan Berbeck Stiftung. In 2012 he received a grant from the Illies Carl-Heinz Illies-Förderstipendium – Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

He was awarded Third Prize at the international piano competition Gian Battista Viotti in Vercelli, Italy, in October 2011 and Bronze Medal and Audience Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in June 2013. Shortly thereafter, at the First German Piano Competition of Polish Music, held in Hamburg in July 2013, he won the Hofmann Prize (a CD recording of works by Joseph Hofmann for the Naxos Grand Piano Label) as well as a concert tour of Poland, during which he performed as soloist with the Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Numerous concert appearances have taken him throughout Germany and to Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Poland, Ukraine and Russia, as well as South Korea, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

He has also been a recent participant in master classes held by Dmitri Bashkirov and Paul Badura-Skoda, and has appeared as guest performer at international festivals such as Honens Festival, Calgary, Canada; Paderewski Festival, Raleigh, North Carolina (USA); Festival “Rarities of Piano Music”, Husum, Germany; “Bremer Musikfest”, Germany; Donetsk Piano Forum Festival; Kiev Musical Summernights Festival; the Slavic Culture Days and the Maggio Piano Festival. In April 2013, he performed as a soloist with the Donetsk State Orchestra at the Opening Ceremony of the Prokofiev International Piano Competition in Donetsk.

He performed as a soloist with well known orchestras such as Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary, Canada; Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw, Poland, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai, Japan, Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Donetsk State Orchestra, Donetsk, Ukraine; National Orchestra of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine and Carlo Coccia Symphony Orchestra, Novara, Italien.

In June 2014 he won the Bronze Medal at the Gina Bachauer Artist Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah and was granted with the Gerd Bucerius-Stipendium of “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”.

In 2015, he won the Gold Medal and Audience Prize at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and became one of three finalists at Honens Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada.

In May 2015, his first CD with works of Jozef Hofman was released on Naxos Grand Piano Label.   In September 2016, he recorded 18 Scarlatti Sonatas on Naxos Grand Piano Label. This CD will be released in 2017.

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
Preambulum
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Tempo di Minuetto
Passepied
Gigue
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)
Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major (“Eroica”), op. 35
Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Prélude
Fugue
Forlane
Rigaudon
Menuet
Toccata
Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)
Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83
Allegro inquieto
Andante caloroso
Precipitato

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