Russian brother piano duo wow Lower Mainland audiences
Acclaimed Russian-Canadian pianist, Dr. Sergei Saratovsky, is bringing his award-winning music to the West Coast for a few nights only! Dr, Saratovsky has been taking Vancouver by storm with his younger brother, Nikolai Saratovsky- an internationally acclaimed pianist who has flown in from Moscow to perform with Dr. Saratovsky. Earlier this year, these two gifted siblings decided to combine forces and formed a dynamic four-hand piano duo. the duo have already swept the Russian public off of its feet and are now touring British Columbia. As Dr. Saratovsky explains, the music presented is a synthesis of two different cultural traditions:
“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to absorb the best qualities of both Russian and Canadian cultures. It is part of my mission to share teh vast Russian national heritage in which I am deeply rooted with Canadian audiences. At the same time, my professional development has been largely influenced by my uniquely Canadian background and I am greatly indebted to Canada for all of the possibilities it has provided for me in my growth as a musician.”
The brothers’ first performance took place on October 16th at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver where they performed on a Mason & Hamlin Concert Grand. In addition to the brotherly duo offerin gperformances throughout the Lower Mainland in teh coming weeks, Dr. Saratovsky will also host a solo recital on Friday, November 14th at 7:30 pm. The concert is set to take place at West Point Grey United Church (4595 West 8th Ave). You can purchase tickets for the event here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/729782.
Dr. Saratovsky has won numerous international piano competitions, including First Place at the Porto International Piano Competition (1999), Second Prize at the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition (2004), and Second Place at the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition (2006). He has played with various orchestras throughout the world including the Portugal National Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia as well as the State Symphony Orchestra of Karelia in his home country of Russia. In addition to performing, Dr. Saratovsky is also in demand as a guest clinician and jury member of international competitions and festivals. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, he has continued his scholarly research activities through journal publications and participation in international conferences.