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Javier Oviedo saxophone

Jean-Pierre Schmitt conductor

Guest Artist

Shorena Tsintsabazde piano

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 


Christ & St. Stephen’s Church

122 West 69th Street, NYC

Passion and creativity come together for one night. The hidden voices of the saxophone come alive in the music of great masters of yesterday and today.


Alfred DESENCLOS | Prelude, Cadence, and Finale

Jennifer HIGDON | Sonata for alto sax and piano


W.A. MOZART | Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major K 449

J.S. BACH | Concerto in F minor BWV 1056

Raphael FUSCO | Alternate Routes

Shorena Tsintsabazde piano

Born to a musical family in Moscow, Shorena Tsintsabadze began her musical career at an early age with her mother as her teacher. She later graduated from the academic music college of the Moscow Conservatory and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under People’s Artist of Russia Professor Z.A. Ignatyeva, who represented the class of renown pianist, Professor S.E. Finberg. During her time at the Conservatory, Ms. Tsintsabadze was a prize-winner of various international piano competitions including the Classical Heritage Association International Competition (Moscow), the International Piano Competition (Paris), the Ibla Prize (Italy), where she won the special Jordanian Prize for “Outstanding Musicianship and Talent”. In 2000 she recorded the music of S. Rachmaninoff with the Russian Federal Orchestra led by Maestro V. Jordania on the Angelok label. In 2008 Ms. Tsintsabadze signed an exclusive recording contract with NAXOS and recorded the works of S.M. Lyapunov with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra led by D. Yablonsky. In 2010 the CD, which featured all of Lyapunov’s piano concertos and his Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes for piano and orchestra Op. 28, garnered impressive reviews from the musical press.“Moscow-born Shorena Tsintsabadze seems born to play this music; she embraces in like Van Cliburn did the Tchaikovsky, warmly lyrical and impassioned and blessed with a wide-ranging span of the keyboard from full bass to glittering, yet never clattery top end.” (American Record Guide)

Ms. Tsintsabdze later returned to the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory to pursue her post-graduate studies under People’s Artist of Russia Professor Sergei L. Dorensky who mentioned Shorena as a “brightly presented pianist with unlimited technical abilities and bright individuality.” During this time she had the opportunity to perform in some of the world’s major concert halls and collaborate with renown conductors and orchestras. She also appeared in broadcasts on television and radio stations in Russia, USA, Canada, and Europe.

In 2015 Ms. Tsintsabadze founded the “Young Musicians International Association of Georgia”. The mission of the organization is to help young talented musicians, to motivate them, and to support them in their creativity and career advancement. One of the most important achievements to date is the establishment of  the “Music International Summer Academy” and MISA Youth Symphony Orchestra in Georgia

Also featuring Giorgi Revishvili piano (Winner of the 2018 MISA piano competition, Batumi GEORGIA)

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